Tag: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt(R),leaves as US President Donald Trump speaks to the media after he announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accords in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 1, 2017. 'As of today, …

Delingpole: Pruitt Is Gone, but Trump Is Still Winning the Energy Wars

Hollywood’s whoopings and ululations over the departure of Scott Pruitt tell you all you need to know. This was never about saving the environment. It was about desperate, vengeful progressives claiming a political scalp as their peevish sop to console themselves for their despair that Donald Trump is #winning.

Palestinian chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, speaks to journalists during a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on July 4, 2016. / AFP / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Chief Palestinian Negotiator to Nikki Haley: ‘Shut Up’

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump’s administration is orchestrating a “coup” to get rid of the Palestinian leadership and his Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, should learn to “shut up” and refrain from criticizing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat said Saturday.

A Palestinian refugee knocks on the closed gate of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) headquarters with his walking stick. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Report: U.S. Mulls Scrapping UN Definition Of Palestinian ‘Refugee’

TEL AVIV – Amid worsening relations with the Palestinians, the Trump administration is now considering rejecting the UN’s definition of Palestinian “refugees” and cutting off all financial aid to the agency that caters to them, an Israeli TV report said Tuesday.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Abbas’ Fatah Movement: Pence ‘Defiled’ Western Wall

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement on Tuesday accused Vice President Mike Pence of “defiling” the Western Wall by his visit to the holy site earlier that day.

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Report: Trump Administration Reexamining Entire Palestinian Aid Budget

TEL AVIV – Amid fraying relations, the Trump administration is investigating an overhaul of the entire Palestinian aid budget, and not just settling itself with cuts to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, an Israeli news broadcaster reported Wednesday.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers a speech during a foreign ministers' meeting on the International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons, in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The United States and 28 other countries are launching a new plan to better identify and punish anyone …

Tillerson: If Syria Using Chemical Weapons Again, Russia ‘Bears Responsibility’

Speaking at a conference on chemical weapons in Paris on Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said there is reason to believe Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has resumed using chemical weapons against his own people. He said Russia was to blame for failing to confiscate all of Assad’s weapons of mass destruction as promised.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) and US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis (L) hold talks with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne during a meeting at Government House in Sydney on June 5, 2017. Australia's foreign and defence ministers meet with their US …

China Praises Tillerson for Offering North Korea Talks

China’s Foreign Ministry welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s offer to talk with North Korea without preconditions on Wednesday, while the White House responded in a more ambivalent manner.

Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis listens to questions from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., about his views on women and gays serving in the military, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

James Mattis to Speak at McMaster’s Soros-Backed Former Think Tank

NEW YORK — Secretary of Defense James Mattis is confirmed to speak at the annual conference of a George Soros-financed think tank that is also funded by the controversial Ploughshares Fund, identified by the Obama White House as central to helping sell the Iran nuclear deal to the public and news media.

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Netanyahu: Israel Prepping to Withdraw from UNESCO Alongside U.S.

The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for “fundamental reform” in the agency. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit.