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Kurdistan 24: US Congressmen protest Erdogan visit to Washington

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-16 19:16
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – On Monday, a bipartisan group of 17 Congressmen called on President Donald Trump to rescind his invitation to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who will meet with Trump later on Wednesday. Led by Rep. Eliot Engel (D, N ...

Erdogan’s US visit goes smoothly, but tough issues remain unresolved

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-16 19:16
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) Despite strong Congressional opposition to the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Washington, his discussions on Wednesday with President Donald Trump passed uneventfully, even as it did not appear that any of ...

US Troops in Syria "Only" for Oil: Trump

BAS News - 2019-11-14 00:06
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has once again stressed in the fact that his country's troops are in Syria "only for oil." The Pentagon has previously said that Washington's mission in Syria is to fight the remnants of the Islamic State (IS), but Trump ...

Turkey Bombards Syrian Town During Erdogan-Trump Meeting: SDF

BAS News - 2019-11-13 23:33
ERBIL - While US President Donald Trump said during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Syria ceasefire was holding well, Turkey bombarded Til Temir, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday. "During Erdog ...

Trump and Erdogan meet amid strained US-Turkey relations

Seattle Times - 2019-11-13 19:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump met Wednesday as relations between the NATO allies are at their lowest point in decades, with Turkey drifting closer to Russia and Ankara facing a Washington backlash ove ...

Op-Ed: Dictators aren’t built in a day

The Kurdish Project - 2019-11-13 15:24
This article was originally posted in The Brussels Times on October 31, 2019. The last few weeks have witnessed a catastrophic geopolitical development in Rojava, Northeast Syria. On October 6, US President Donald Trump announced the immediate withdrawal ...

Nearly 600 US Forces to Stay in Syria: Pentagon

BAS News - 2019-11-11 23:26
ERBIL - Washington has decided to keep around 600 US forces in Syria despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw his country's troops from the Middle Eastern country, the Pentagon said on Sunday. "There will be less than 1,000 for sure," said G ...

Erdogan to Visit Washington on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-11-11 23:26
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to visit Washington on Tuesday at an invitation by his US counterpart Donald Trump. The Turkish Communications Directorate said in a statement that Erdogan will stay in the US for two days, and ...

How the US State Department and officials reacted to the Syria withdrawal: October 6-November 3, 2019

Seth Frantzman - 2019-11-04 07:39
What did US know about Turkey’s Syria invasion plans? By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Almost a month after the momentous phone call that led US President Donald Trump to decide to […] ...

Syria Crisis: Trump Says "I Like Oil"

BAS News - 2019-11-02 14:33
ERBIL - As speaking to reporters on the latest developments in Syria, US President Donald Trump frankly said that "I like oil," and that Washington's plan is to secure the oilfields in the Middle Eastern country. The US top official has reaffirmed that W ...

Actually there is oil in Syria

Seth Frantzman - 2019-11-01 21:13
TASS reports that the Syrian regime is annoyed about Trump’s oil decision to stay in Syria: “America has been defeated in Syria, so US President Donald Trump’s words sound like […] ...

US Forces Enter Kurdish Town on Turkey-Syria Border

BAS News - 2019-10-31 11:56
ERBIL - A US military convoy entered a Kurdish town on Turkey-Syria border on Thursday, while President Donald Trump has already announced the withdrawal of the US troops from Syria. The US forces reportedly entered the Syrian Kurdish town of Tirbaspi ne ...

Trump Announces Death of Baghdadi's "Number One" Successor

BAS News - 2019-10-29 16:23
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that Islamic State (IS) top leader Abu Bakir Al-Baghdadi's "number one" successor has been killed by the US forces. Multiple reports previously revealed that Baghdadi appointed in August a former off ...

Trump Confirms Death of IS Leader Baghdadi

BAS News - 2019-10-27 15:26
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump confirmed in an official statement on Sunday the death of the top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakir Al-Baghdadi in an operation by the US special forces in Syria's Idlib province. Earlier the day, a US defense official ...

US President Trump: al-Baghdadi is dead

ANF - 2019-10-27 15:17
The Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed, said US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday. ...

Protecting oil in northern Syria: Trump’s strategy under question

E-Kurd - 2019-10-26 12:33
WASHINGTON,— After abruptly pulling US troops who protected Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), President Donald Trump has identified protecting oil as the new goal in Syria. But experts question if the new strategy is realistic, or even legal ...

Trump Says Time for Kurds to Head to "Oil Region"

BAS News - 2019-10-24 18:52
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has thanked the Syrian Kurdish forces for their assistance to the coalition forces in combating terrorism in the Middle Eastern country, adding that the time has come for the Kurds to head to the "Oil Region." Trump wrot ...

US Never Let "Reconstituted" IS Have Oilfields in Syria: Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-24 18:09
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump made it clear on Thursday that Washington would never let a "reconstituted ISIS" to take control of the oilfields in Syria which were took back by the US forces and Kurdish fighters. The US top official had a few times i ...

Trump lifts Turkey sanctions, says Syrian Kurds ‘thankful’

E-Kurd - 2019-10-24 16:30
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced the lifting of US sanctions against Turkey and defended his abrupt pullout from Syria, saying “let someone else fight” over the “blood-stained” country. In a White House speech that formaliz ...

Trump Hails Turkey-Russia Deal on Syria “Safe Zone”

BAS News - 2019-10-23 15:20
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump welcomed a deal between Turkey and Russia to establish a so-called “safe zone” in the Kurdish areas of northern Syria. “Big success on the Turkey/Syria Border. Safe Zone created! Ceasefire has held and combat missions ha ...

Should the West also accept the cleansing of the Kurds in Rojava?

E-Kurd - 2019-10-23 01:53
Shakhawan Shorash | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The US President Donald Trump withdrew US troops, left the Kurds without protection, and paved the way for a Turkish invasion of Rojava. The weak reactions coming from NATO, the European Union (EU) and the Unite ...

Turkish Offensive in Syria Undermines Anti-IS Fight: US Envoy

BAS News - 2019-10-23 00:44
ERBIL - The recent Turkish offensive against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria has undermined the fight against the Islamic State (IS), US President Donald Trump's special envoy for the Syrian conflict argued on Tuesday. Turkey began a military ca ...

US President Donald Trump Says Turkey And Kurds Need To Fight "Like Two Kids"

NDTV - 2019-10-22 07:30

No Commitment to Protect Syrian Kurds for "400" Years: Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-21 19:47
ERBIL - In his latest comments on the situation in Syria, US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Washington never gave the Kurds a commitment to Protect them for "400" years. Talking to reporters at the White House, Trump pointed out that the nego ...

SDF Slams Trump's Remarks on Syria Ceasefire

BAS News - 2019-10-20 23:56
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has slammed the remarks made by US President Donald Trump on a recently declared ceasefire in northeast of Syria, in which, he said that the "new areas being resettled with Kurds." Trump said in a st ...

Turkey "Cannot Forgot" Trump's Letter: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-10-18 22:05
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed on Friday that Ankara "cannot forget" his US counterpart Donald Trump's letter about the Turkish incursion into Syria, warning of doing "what's necessary when the time comes." In his letter to Erdog ...

Trump Says "Ultimate" Syria Solution Underway

BAS News - 2019-10-18 19:12
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has hailed the temporary ceasefire between Turkey and the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, hinting on an "ultimate" solution for Syrian crisis. Trump's remarks come while there have been reports of civilian casualti ...

U.S.-Turkey deal not real ‘ceasefire’, it’s a demand of capitulation of Syrian Kurds: Tusk

E-Kurd - 2019-10-18 17:54
BRUSSELS,— European Council president Donald Tusk said Friday after a meeting of EU leaders that Turkey’s US-brokered truce was not serious and demanded Ankara halt its offensive against Kurdish forces. “The situation is quite obvious. This so-called ‘ce ...

Trump Says Deal with Turkey over Syria Desired for “Many Years”

BAS News - 2019-10-17 21:15
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump welcomed the deal between his dispatched delegation and Turkish counterpart to halt Turkish offensive in north east Syria. “This is a great day for civilization. I am proud of the United States for sticking by me in foll ...

Erdogan Threw Trump’s Letter in the Bin: Report

BAS News - 2019-10-17 14:26
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw US counterpart Donald Trump’s letter in the garbage bin, a source told BBC. A letter from Trump, dated 9 October, which went viral on social media and was widely reported by major news outlets, in whic ...

Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus

Washington Post - 2019-10-17 12:20
The commander of the Syrian Kurdish-led forces says US President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal his group made with Russia and the Syrian government to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria ...

US delegation to seek a cease-fire with Turkey and Kurds

Seattle Times - 2019-10-17 10:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. delegation faces the herculean task of pressuring Turkey to accept a cease-fire in Northern Syria, hours after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. has no stake in defending Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands a ...

US delegation to seek a cease-fire with Turkey and Kurds

Washington Times - 2019-10-17 09:46
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior U.S. delegation faces the herculean task of pressuring Turkey to accept a cease-fire in Northern Syria, hours after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. has no stake in defending Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands a ...

A political tale that shames us all

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-17 03:09
American apologists for this humanitarian crisis have been busy making two arguments in defense of President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Syrian Kurdish population. ...

U.S. House denounces Trump’s troop withdrawal from Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-17 02:05
WASHINGTON,— The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to condemn Donald Trump’s pullback of US troops from Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria), a formal manifestation of the fierce bipartisan backlash against the president’s controver ...

Trump dismisses US stakes in Syria: “We’re 7,000 miles away”

Seattle Times - 2019-10-16 22:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washing his hands of America’s presence in Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in supporting the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as U.S. partners against Islamic State extremists. Condemnati ...

Turkey to Face "Devastating" Sanctions If Ankara-Washington Meeting Fails: Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-16 20:55
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that Turkey will face "devastating" sanctions if the planned Ankara-Washington meeting fails, as President Erdogan said that he was not ready to meet with the US delegation. Vice President Mike Pence ...

US President Donald Trump warns Iran of grave consequences in case of any misadventure - World News

Indiatoday - 2019-10-16 19:47

Turkish Offensive on NE Syria “Not Our Problem”: Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-16 19:38
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the ongoing Turkish military assault on the north east Syria is not Washington’s problem. “If Turkey goes into Syria it is between Turkey and Syria. It’s not our problem,” he said during a meeting ...

MBS-Erdogan-Trump alliance against Syrian Kurds in West Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 17:00
Aziz Baran | Exclusive to Ekurd.net It seemed rather odd even to the US President Donald J Trump’s closest allies in the Republican Party that following a short telephone call with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan he put out a statement on a Sunda ...

Trump to Meet US Lawmakers, Discuss Syria: Source

BAS News - 2019-10-16 10:50
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump will receive Leaders of the US Senate and House of Representatives, as well as the congressional foreign affairs and armed services committees on Wednesday to discuss the growing skirmish in Syria, a source revealed. The ...

For many US military vets, the offensive against the Kurds is personal

PRI - 2019-10-16 02:07
It’s been a week since President Donald Trump reversed US policy and moved troops out of the way in Syria. The withdrawal gave a green light to Turkey to attack the Kurds in northern Syria — allies that had deep relationships with many US veterans who fou ...

Pence, Pompeo to Visit Turkey on Wednesday: Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-15 23:21
ERBIL - US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Turkey on Wednesday to discuss the recent disputes between the two NATO allies, President Donald Trump revealed. "Mike is heading it up with Secretary Pompeo, they'll be l ...

Let ‘Napoleon Bonaparte’ rescue Syrian Kurds, Trump says

E-Kurd - 2019-10-15 14:54
WASHINGTON,— U.S. president Donald Trump suggested Monday that Syria’s formerly US-allied Kurds could look to 19th century French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte for protection after the US president ordered the departure of nearly 1,000 US troops from the co ...

Turkey pushes Syria offensive against Kurds in spite of US President Donald Trump warning and sanctions today - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-10-15 14:54

Trump Puts Kurds On Erdogan’s Butcher Block

E-Kurd - 2019-10-15 10:47
Dr. Mohammed M.A. Ahmed | Exclusive to Ekurd.net While the US president Donald Trump told President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in December 2018 that he would soon withdraw US troops from northern Syria (Rojava) and clear the way for Turkey to take it over, he ...

Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit

Seattle Times - 2019-10-15 03:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. tro ...

Trump Signals Sanctions on Turkey

BAS News - 2019-10-14 23:10
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump tweeted that he will sign an executive order in response to Ankara’s military incursion in northern Syria. Trump’s statement mentions that the executive order authorizing sanctions on Turkey could bar Turkish officials f ...

Trump Orders Withdrawal of US Forces from Northern Syria: Official

BAS News - 2019-10-14 18:40
ERBIL - The Pentagon on Monday started to withdraw all US forces from northern Syria after receiving an official order from President Donald Trump, an official has confirmed. AFP cited the official as explaining that nearly 1,000 US troops will leave Syr ...

Trump Says Turkey, EU Should Re-capture IS Jihadists Escaped Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-10-14 13:54
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Turkey and European countries are now responsible to re-capture the Islamic State (IS) militants who managed to escape prisons in the Syrian Kurdistan the past few days. Following the launch of the Tu ...

Turkish backed jihadists murder prisoners and female politician in Syria

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-14 06:11
Turkey has used the Syrian Arab fighters as a way to avoid casualties, unleashing them to attack and murder Kurds after US President Donald Trump announced the US would leave parts of Syria. ...

Kurdistan 24: Kurdish leader responds to Trump: We did not only fight for our interests

Justice for Kurds - 2019-10-14 02:51
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Ilham Ahmed, the co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), told Kurdistan 24 in an exclusive interview that Syrian Kurds did not just fight for their own interests, in response to recent comments made by US President Donald T ...

Hunter Biden to step down from China board amid Trump attacks

BBC - 2019-10-14 00:01
The move by the son of former US Vice-President Joe Biden follows attacks by President Donald Trump. ...

Macron to Erdogan, Trump: Turkish Offensive against Syrian Kurds Must Stop

BAS News - 2019-10-13 19:55
ERBIL - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that he has made it clear to his US and Turkish counterparts, Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that Ankara's offensive against the Kurdish forces in Syria must stop. Macron noted that he held ...

US withdraw thousand soldiers, threat new sanctions

ANF - 2019-10-13 17:41
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday said President Donald Trump is ordering most of the remaining US forces out of northern and eastern Syria. ...

Esper says Trump orders US troops to leave northern Syria

Seattle Times - 2019-10-13 16:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid growing chaos in Syria, President Donald Trump has ordered all U.S. troops to withdraw from the country’s north to avoid an “untenable” conflict between Turkey and U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sun ...

'Americans sold us out,' Kurds guarding US base in Syria say

CNN - 2019-10-12 02:08
Kurdish forces guarding a US military base in northern Syria told CNN they feel they've been betrayed by their American allies after US President Donald Trump cleared the way for a Turkish operation against them. ...

Trump ready to activate ‘very significant’ sanctions on Turkey over Syria assault

E-Kurd - 2019-10-11 23:17
WASHINGTON,— US President Donald Trump is to authorize wide-ranging sanctions aimed at dissuading Turkey from further offensive military action in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday. ...

'Let us be heard:' Hundreds of Nashville Kurds protest downtown over Trump's actions in Syria

Tennessean - 2019-10-11 23:11
The rally supported friends and relatives in Syria that Nashville Kurds say have been betrayed by President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops ...

On Syrian Kurds and Normandy, alliances and abandonment

E-Kurd - 2019-10-11 11:59
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute President Donald Trump has justified his abandonment of Syrian Kurdish allies in part because the Kurds “didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us with [the D-Day landings in] Normandy.” To ...

The Latest: Trump doubts public wants US involved in Syria

Washington Post - 2019-10-11 06:10
As Turkey’s military incursion into Syria continues, President Donald Trump is telling reporters the U.S. has only two choices: Hit Ankara hard with financial sanctions or send in U.S. troops to stop the fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces ...

What did Donald Trump tweet about Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort? The US President's latest Twitter posts

Thesun - 2019-10-11 02:12

Trump Suggests Three Choices Regarding Turkish Attack against Kurds

BAS News - 2019-10-11 00:37
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump suggested three choices on Thursday concerning the Turkish attack against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, one of which is to deploy troops and "win militarily." Trump argued that "we defeated 100% of the ISIS C ...

Turkey presses assault on Syria's Kurds as thousands flee the fighting The Turkish assault was launched three days after US President Donald Trump opened the way by pulling American troops October 10, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-10 20:59

As Trump abandons Kurds, Israel worries how dependable he is

Washington Post - 2019-10-10 20:04
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bet on President Donald Trump has yielded major diplomatic gains but the US pullback from Syria is raising worries about that strategy ...

Trump to Hit Turkey "Financially" if It Doesn't Play by Rules

BAS News - 2019-10-10 16:46
He is in contact with Turkey and the Kurdish forces ERBIL - US President Donald Trump threatened once again on Thursday to "hit Turkey financially" with sanctions if Ankara does not play by rules, as the Turkish army has already moved into northeastern S ...

Donald Trump's treatment of Kurds shows he views alliances in transactional terms US president's primary interest is himself, and with his main focus now on winning re-election in 2020 October 10, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-10 14:23

HDP Welcomes Barzani's Message to Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-10 13:27
ERBIL - The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has welcomed a message by the prominent Kurdish leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, to US President Donald Trump, in which, the Kurdish leader argued that "the blood ...

Trump says Syrian Kurds ‘didn’t help us in Normandy’, they are fighting for their land

E-Kurd - 2019-10-10 12:10
WASHINGTON,— The Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan facing a Turkish military operation did not “help us in Normandy,” US President Donald Trump said Wednesday, defending his widely-criticized decision to clear the way for the assault. The Kurdish forces– which t ...

U.S. takes custody of two notorious Islamic State militants from Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-10-10 10:31
WASHINGTON,— Two notorious Islamic State jihadists dubbed “The Beatles” who were held by Syrian Kurds are now in US custody and have been moved out of the country, President Donald Trump said early Thursday. Turkey has launched an assault on the Syrian K ...

Notes and quotes on the eve of the invasion: Turkey, eastern Syria, the SDF and the US

Seth Frantzman - 2019-10-09 16:12
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN On the eve of Turkey’s threatened invasion of eastern Syria, accelerated by US President Donald Trump’s October 6 decision to turn over the anti-ISIS campaign to […] ...

Barzani and US Envoy Discuss Syria Amid Trump's Green Light to Turkish Incursion

BAS News - 2019-10-09 15:07
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Wednesday the US Consul General in Erbil Steven Fagin for talks on a recent decision by President Donald Trump to give green light to a possible Tu ...

Turkey Responds to Trump's Remarks

BAS News - 2019-10-08 18:51
ERBIL - Turkey has responded to US President Donald Trump's remarks about a possibile operation in Syria, saying that Ankara is not a country that bows to threats. "Turkey sets its own way when it comes to Turkey's national security as President Recep Ta ...

Trump Threatens to Destroy Turkey's Economy in Case of "Unnecessary Fighting"

BAS News - 2019-10-08 16:35
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to destroy Turkey's economy in case of any "unnecessary fighting" by Ankara in northeastern Syria, saying that the US has not abandoned the Kurds. "We may be in the process of leaving Syria, but in ...

Mitch McConnell urges US President to reverse course and warns against handing win to Russia, Iran and Syria

CNN - 2019-10-08 06:17
Top Republicans in Congress -- including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- criticized President Donald Trump over his decision to remove US troops from northern Syria as Turkey plans a military offensive there. ...

Trump: Turkey, Syrian Kurds have to ‘figure the situation out’ after U.S. pullback

E-Kurd - 2019-10-07 19:57
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday justified his decision to withdraw US troops from Turkey’s border with Syria, saying the region would have to “figure the situation out” and that America needed to get out of “ridiculous Endless Wars.” T ...

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham calls for reversal of Syria border pullback

E-Kurd - 2019-10-07 19:57
WASHINGTON,— US Senator Lindsey Graham, a top ally of Donald Trump, said Monday he would be calling on Congress to reverse the president’s decision to withdraw US troops from Turkey’s border with Syria. Graham, chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary C ...

Why is Trump’s tweet about Iran satellite failed launch causing controversy?

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-31 01:23
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN The US was not involved in the “catastrophic accident” that befell an Iranian rocket launch, US President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday. The tweet adds […] ...

Trump’s Syria problem amid Turkey’s desire to launch operation

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-06 19:17
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN *A version of this was published at The Jerusalem Post US President Donald Trump wants to end what he has called “endless wars” but he increasingly […] ...

Trump will imposed 10-per-cent tariff on China from 1 September

ANF - 2019-08-02 08:53
US President Donald Trump escalated the trade war with China on Thursday announcing he will hike tariffs on some 300 billion dollars' worth of Chinese goods to 10 per cent starting on 1 September. ...

Trump meets Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, told her ‘You had the Nobel Prize?’

E-Kurd - 2019-07-18 16:09
WASHINGTON,— US President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared unfamiliar with the work and cause of Nobel laureate Nadia Murad as she pleaded with him to help the Yazidis of Iraq. Trump, who has made religious freedom a centerpiece of his foreign policy, ...

Donald Trump: 'Don't take the bait', US congresswomen say

BBC - 2019-07-16 00:01
The US congresswomen attacked by the president in racially charged tweets dismiss them as a distraction. ...

Iran Playing with Fire: Trump

BAS News - 2019-07-02 11:03
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Iran was “playing with fire” after Tehran announced that it had exceeded limit for low-enriched uranium which was permitted under the 2015 Nuclear Deal. Asked if he had a message for Iran, Trump said: ...

Trump crossed into North Korea

ANF - 2019-06-30 10:30
US President Donald Trump is photographed in a symbolic handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the heavily fortified zone dividing the two Koreas. ...

Any War with Iran Would Not Last Long: Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-26 16:37
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he still favors resolving tensions with Iran through talks, but in case of a war, it would not last long. “I hope we don’t but we’re in a very strong position if something should happen,” Trump tol ...

US to Attack Iran If It Targets "Anything American": Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-25 22:22
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump warned Iran on Tuesday that it would meet with "great and overwhelming force" if it targets anything belonging to Washington. "Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force. In som ...

End of Diplomacy: Iran Says after US Sanctions Supreme Leader

BAS News - 2019-06-25 10:53
ERBIL — Iran has reacted to the latest US move to sanction the country’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei, saying that it means the end of diplomacy. US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday to impose strict sanctions against Khamenei and ...

Iranian FM Says Trump is Right about US Forces in the Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-25 01:29
ERBIL - Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has said that US President Donald Trump is "100% right" in saying that the US forces are not needed in the Persian Gulf. ".@realDonaldTrump is 100% right that the US military has no business in the Persian Gul ...

New US Sanctions to Target Iranian Supreme Leader: Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-24 19:10
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump ordered on Monday a series of new sanctions on Iran, initially saying that the move was in retaliation for Iran’s downing of a US drone last week. Trump also told reporters that the fresh sanctions were targeting Iranian ...

New "Major" Sanctions to be Imposed on Iran Soon: Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-22 23:13
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that new "major" sanctions will be imposed on Iran this week, arguing that Iran "cannot have nuclear weapons." "We are putting major additional sanctions on Iran on Monday. I look forward to the day ...

Trump Halts Strikes on Iran in Last Minute

BAS News - 2019-06-22 00:08
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump revealed on Friday that he halted military strikes on Iran in the last ten minutes so as to not kill people as ties between Washington and Tehran have drastically deteriorated following the shooting down of a US unmanned ...

Public to Find Out Soon If US Will Strike Iran: Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-20 20:30
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the public will soon find out if Washington will strike Iran, noting that Tehran might have not shot the surveillance drone intentionally. "I find it hard to believe it was intentional," Trump said ...

Kurdish woman Herro Mustafa nominated as U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 15:06
WASHINGTON,— United States President Donald Trump has nominated Kurdish woman Herro Mustafa, born in the Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil, a career diplomat currently deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in Lisbon, to be the next ambassador to Bulga ...

Trump appoints a new acting secretary of defense

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK US President Donald Trump appointed a new acting secretary of defense after the former US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has refused to present his candidacy for the confirmation process what made Trump to appoint a new Acting Secretary ...

15 highlights from Patrick Shanahan’s six months as acting US SecDef

Seth Frantzman - 2019-06-19 06:39
Patrick Shanahan served as acting US Secretary of Defense from January 1, 2019. On June 18 US President Donald Trump announced he would not continue seeking confirmation. Shanahan had served […] ...

Pompeo: US President Donald Trump does not want war with Iran

Kurdiu - 2019-06-19 06:06

Trump Shows Intent to Appoint Kurdish Diplomat to Embassy in Bulgaria

BAS News - 2019-06-19 01:27
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has showed intent to nominate a Kurdish diplomat as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Bulgaria. Trump's announcement on Tuesday was part of the appointment of individuals to key Administrati ...

Iran leader: we will never negotiate with US

Waar Media - 2019-06-13 18:21
WAAR_DUHOK Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday he does not consider US President Donald Trump as “worthy of exchanging messages” with. “I don’t regard Trump as deserving any exchange of messages and have no response for him and ...

Iranian Leader Says Trump Not Worthy of Exchanging Messages

BAS News - 2019-06-13 13:53
ERBIL — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that he believes the US President Donald Trump is not worthy of negotiations and exchanging messages. Abe was in Tehran to reportedly broker the talk ...

US lawmakers introduce bills to stop Saudi arms sales

Waar Media - 2019-06-13 11:47
WAAR_DUHOK House Democrats introduced new legislation Wednesday to stop U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration from following through on a number of arms sales to Saudi Arabia. One resolution, introduced by congressman Ted Lieu, would block all 22 ...
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