Tag Archives: US foreign policy

DPRK-U.S. Summit in Singapore: Full joint statement

Following the DPRK-U.S. Summit in Singapore on June 12, the leaders of the two countries released the following joint statement:

“President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

USA | Pompeo’s Speech Against Iran Reveals Failure of US Foreign Policy

After 28 years of military involvement in the region, the United States has caused the deaths of 4 million people in the Middle East, destroyed untold historic sites and antiquities, and done trillions of dollars of damage.  Despite provoking further conflicts via the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, as well as supporting the Saudi invasion of Yemen, the United States has only weakened its own position, as well as that of its Western allies, in the region. Meanwhile, Iran’s influence in the region has consequently grown. On the world stage, the United States is losing strategic influence to China and Russia.

The EU will not stand by Iran and the JCPOA: here’s why

by Alexander Mercouris

Despite their anger European leaders will not risk rupture of their links with the US because of Iran.

Ever since Donald Trump’s announcement that the US would pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) with Iran and would unilaterally impose across-the-board sanctions on that country, a procession of European leaders including the leaders of the US’s most powerful European allies – Britain, France and Germany – have publicly declared their intention to stand by the JCPOA.

Iran: What Is Going On?

Demonstrations have taken place in several cities across Iran since 28 December. It should be remembered that Iran is a heavily populated country, with a population of 82 million, where a Farsi (Persian)-speaking majority coexists with many national minorities: Kurdish, Azeri, Baluch, Arab, etc. The repression has already resulted in many victims and several hundred arrests.

South Korea | Moon-Trump Summit Summary | South Korean Anti-Trump Protests

U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met in Seoul on November 7 and held a joint press conference following their summit. Trump’s statement was noticeably toned down in contrast to his past remarks on North Korea. It did not contain threats of “fire and fury” or military action against North Korea.