Posts tagged as Washington

Washington & Baghdad Agree to Withdraw US Troops From Syria Via Iraq

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

US President Donald Trump announced his intention to pull out American forces from Syria in mid-December, explaining the move by citing the apparent defeat of the Daesh* terrorist group. However, no exact timeframe was set for the withdrawal. Baghdad and Washington have reached an agreement allowing US troops to be withdrawn from Syria via Iraqi territory, Chief of Staff and Adviser to the Iraqi prime minister Abdulkarim Hashim Mostafa told Sputnik on Tuesday. “They (the troops)…

Europe has changed its mask

By Viktors Domburs on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

“Face” of peaceful and friendly Europe has changed. Europe even does not try any more to wear a mask of past tolerance. Tensions are constantly increasing. Unrest like wildfire is sweeping across Europe. Though riots caused by different events and decisions, political convulsions make Europeans feel uncomfortable. People are tired of being unheard by the authorities. Misunderstanding between ordinary people and authorities is more clearly visible, especially in the so-called…

Trump to meet China’s Xi to try to seal trade deal, progress reported

Friday, February 1, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping soon to try to seal a comprehensive trade deal as Trump and his top trade negotiator both cited substantial progress in two days of high-level talks. Trump, speaking at the White House during a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, said he was optimistic that the world’s two largest economies could reach “the biggest…

Russia’s nuclear arsenal should be more transparent, U.S. insists

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Washington urged Russia and China to ensure more transparency in their nuclear programmes, as the U.S. has warned it could leave a significant arms control agreement. French news agency AFP reports that on Wednesday, January 30, a senior US official said during ameeting of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council in Beijing that there were “uneven results” in efforts to advance transparency under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.…

US Marine fatally shot at Marine Barracks Washington on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

A U.S. Marine was shot and killed Tuesday morning inside the Marine Barracks on Capitol Hill in Southeast Washington, prompting a District of Columbia police investigation. Two officials with knowledge of the investigation said that it appears the Marine was struck by an accidental discharge from another Marine’s weapon. Authorities cautioned the investigation is in its beginning stages. No arrests have been made and police classified the case as a…

Iran says U.S. regional bases would not be secure if it ‘does anything wrong’

Friday, September 28, 2018

A senior Iranian cleric said on Friday that U.S. regional bases would not remain secure if Washington sought confrontation with Tehran. “If America does anything wrong, their bases around Iran would not remain secure,” Tehran Friday prayer leader Ayatollah Mohammadali Movahedi Kermani was quoted as saying by Mizan news agency. He did not elaborate, but Tehran has warned Washington in the past against any military confrontation.

NATO provokes the military crisis in The Baltic States

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, August 27, 2018

As we know, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill last week. This document contains the provision for changing the mandate of the NATO policing mission in the Baltic States. Perhaps, the Balts have persuaded Washington to replace the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission with an air defense mission. As there are two airfields for NATO air police mission in the Baltic States, which can be…

The Baltic suicide: How Washington recruits the guerrillas

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, August 13, 2018

All of us are witnesses of US Special Operations Forces (SOF) continued activity in the Baltic region. This fact is demonstrated by the participation of the V-22 Osprey convertoplanes in the military exercises, which take place in the Baltic countries regularly. The US SOF staff are studying the Baltic battlefield diligently – this is how NATO considers the territory of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. It`s necessary to mention that the…

EU leadership in Washington to convince U.S. not to impose auto tariffs

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday, July 25, as the European Union’s leadership seeks to find a way out of a trade dispute between the EU and the U.S. French news agency AFP reported on July 25 that Juncker’s aim to convince U.S. President Donald Trump not to impose auto tariffs, which would hit Germany’s dominant carmakers…

US, China ease tensions by putting trade war on hold

Monday, May 21, 2018

The world’s two largest economies appear to have averted a potentially damaging trade war with a consensus to substantially reduce the United States trade deficit with China that has been hailed as a win-win by Chinese media, but viewed with scepticism in the US. Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He, who led his team in the trade talks in Washington with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his team, told the media…