The Pentagon chief said on Friday an Iranian attack on an American spy drone in June after Tehran seized a British oil tanker, combined with the attack on two Saudi oil installations last Saturday “represents a dramatic escalation of Iranian aggression.”
The trade dispute between the US and China widened in August, with each side imposing retaliatory tariffs on the other. But there have been signs of deescalation in recent days, and Trump has increasingly expressed optimism of reaching a deal with China.
Pakistan has called the change in the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir — the revocation of Article 375 — as a violation of international law and has been lobbying the UN and the Security Council for intervention.
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to Washington came as his company faces a myriad of regulatory and legal questions surrounding issues like competition, digital privacy, censorship and transparency in political advertising.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced strikes on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure as an “act of war”, as Riyadh unveiled new evidence it said showed the assault was “unquestionably” sponsored by arch-foe Iran.
The photograph, published by Time Magazine, was from the 2000-2001 yearbook of the West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver. First reported by Time, it shows the then 29-year-old with his face, neck and hands “completely darkened”,
O’Brien succeeds John Bolton, who was fired by the president over growing differences pertaining to key foreign policy issues such as talks with North Korea and Afghanistan and relations with Iran. Also, Bolton’s confrontational style had alienated him from key members of the administration, chiefly Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Displaying parts of drones and missiles which were recovered from the attack sites at Abqaiq and Khurais, Saudi defense ministry spokesman Turki al-Maliki showed maps aimed at proving the strikes originated from the north and could not have been launched by Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, who have claimed responsibility.
Elon Musk revealed that one of his trusted aides commissioned a private investigator to conduct an investigation of Unsworth on Musk’s behalf. The PI reported back that Unsworth had been traveling to Thailand since the 1980s.
Saudi Arabia, a key American ally, leads a military coalition that has been battling the Iran-aligned Huthi rebels in Yemen since 2015. The Huthis claimed responsibility for Saturday’s two attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities, which halved oil output in Saudi Arabia, the world’s top crude exporter.
Donald Trump will host and provide keynote remarks at the Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom event on Monday, September 23, at the United Nations Headquarters, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said on Tuesday.