Posts Tagged ‘talks’

Prince Andrew Talks About Jeffrey Epstein In A New Interview

The Facts: Prince Andrew’s recent interview with the BBC was filled with hard to believe claims of innocence from the Prince. Reflect On: Was this interview conducted in order to isolate Prince Andrew from the way the rest of the Royal Family is perceived? Good lord. It felt like listening to a 5-year old boy […]

Blue and White, Yisrael Beytenu report ‘real progress’ in coalition talks

Negotiators from Benny Gantz’s Blue and White and Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu parties on Sunday reported “real progress” in coalition talks, specifically on religion and state issues, three days before the deadline to form a government. In a joint statement, Blue and White and Yisrael Beytenu said “real progress has been made in drafting the […]

Iran open to talks but not to bowing to pressures: Rouhani

MNA – President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that the Islamic Republic is open to talks with the world, however, it will never bow to any pressure. “We are in contact with the world; we are looking to solve the problems, but we will never bow to any humiliation,” Rouhani said in meeting with the senior […]

Ross Meets With Top Chinese Official As Mid-Level Trade Talks Spark More "Optimism"

Update (6:50 am ET): O’Brien followed up Ross’s performance by insisting that we’re “close” to a  “Phase 1” deal with China.  * * * Perhaps to help quash rumors that they’re not taking the trade talks seriously, the Chinese leadership (according to President Trump) recently offered Trump an important concession to help facilitate the trade […]

Iran’s Khamenei rules out talks with US, saying they will yield ‘nothing’

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday again ruled out negotiations with Washington, a day before the 40th anniversary of the hostage crisis at the US embassy in Tehran. “Those who see negotiations with the US as the solution to every problem are certainly mistaken,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during a speech to mark […]

Iranian FM, KRG president hold talks on regional issues

Tasnim – The Iranian foreign minister and the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government discussed the latest regional developments at a meeting in Doha. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and KRG President Nechirvan Barzani met on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference Core Group Meeting in Qatar’s capital on Monday evening. They […]

Likud refuses to exclude religious slates in its talks with Blue and White

The first meeting between Likud and Blue and White negotiators since Benny Gantz was tasked with forming a coalition last week ended Sunday with representatives of  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refusing to budge on their insistence that they would only join a government along with the rest of the members of their right-wing religious bloc. […]

‘My hair color was proof of guilt’: Maria Butina talks her arrest, the NRA, and Senate testimony (FULL INTERVIEW)

Arrested in July 2018, Butina spent eight months in custody, most of it in solitary confinement, before eventually pleading guilty in December. Meanwhile US media telling juicy stories about her that later proved false.  “They just took some Hollywood clichés and made me the scapegoat,” she said. “The color of my hair and my features served as […]

Erdogan, Putin hold talks as withdrawal deadline for Syria Kurds draws near

Press TV – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, as a deadline draws near for Kurdish militants to withdraw from Syria’s northern border areas near Turkey or face a renewed military offensive. The meeting is being held in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi. The two leaders are expected to exchange […]

Iranian FM holds talks with foreign counterparts on Syria

Tasnim – Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the situation in northern Syria with his Russian, Iraqi and Syrian counterparts. In separate telephone conversations on Thursday, Zarif talked with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim, Russia’s Sergei Lavrov, and Syria’s Walid Muallem. The conversations revolved around the latest situation in the region, particularly […]

Iran, Japan hold political talks

IRNA — Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Takeo Mori sat down for talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif late on Wednesday. Japanese official is in Tehran for talks with the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s officials. During the meeting, both officials discussed issues of mutual interest. Zarif sympathized and condoled with the […]

"Dither and delay": Brexit talks continue in Brussels ahead of crunch summit

   Efforts to reach a Brexit deal before Thursday’s summit of European leaders are continuing in Brussels. Negotiators from both sides are trying to bridge what senior EU official Michel Barnier called “big gaps”. EU ambassadors were told on Sunday the UK would make concessions on its customs plan for Northern Ireland. Speaking in the […]

Iran in talks with local firms to develop SPOL

SHANA – Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said there had been talks with a number of domestic firms to develop the South Pars Oil Layer (SPOL), however no results have been obtained so far. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 5th Oil and Power Congress here in Tehran on Tuesday, the official […]

Key Events This Week: Trade Talks And Central Banks

Following a turbulent week for markets where stocks first tumbled then soared amid further signs of deteriorating growth which boost Fed cut expectations that led to a v-shaped recovery in US equities, the focus this week turns to the scheduled trade talks between the US and China and even more central bank speak. As DB’s […]

Danish MPs burst into hysterical laughter as PM talks about state purchase of ELEPHANTS & CAMEL

After 15 hours of political debate at Parliament’s opening, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen spoke about the state acquisition of the last four remaining Danish circus elephants so they can retire. She tried to keep a straight face, but it just happened – one giggle and the entire hall was laughing, as the Prime Minister […]

Taliban, US negotiators in Pakistan to try and resume talks

In a move to get the long-running tough talks going, the co-founder of the Taliban militant group and Washington’s special envoy for Afghanistan have traveled to Pakistan. Mullah Baradar, at the head of the Taliban delegation, and Zalmay Khalilzad with his team arrived in Islamabad early Wednesday. Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, said the […]

Breaking: Saudi Arabia wants talks with Iran

Saudi Arabia gave Iraq green light to arrange meeting with Iran: Iraqi official …by PressTV, Tehran [ Editor’s Note: We could smell this coming at VT when the talk of a military response to the Aramco attack evaporated after a few days. Crown Prince bin Salman told us why, because a war with Iran would […]

Rouhani claims US offered to scrap sanctions in exchange for talks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani claimed Friday that the US offered to lift all sanctions against Tehran if Iran agreed to come to the table for nuclear talks, the Reuters news agency reported. The claim was immediately denied by US President Donald Trump. “The German chancellor, the prime minister of England (Britain) and the president of […]

Iran was promised that ‘all’ US sanctions would be lifted in return for talks, Rouhani claims

According to Rouhani, European signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal urged him to meet with US President Donald Trump, promising that Washington would lift “all” sanctions in return. “Three out of the six countries, that is the chancellor of Germany, prime minister of Britain, and president of France, all insisted for the meeting to be […]

Gantz calls on Netanyahu to hold unity talks ‘without spin or blocs’

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz on Thursday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party to hold negotiations on forming a unity government — a day after the premier was tasked by President Reuven Rivlin with forming a government and after efforts to foster talks on a unity government broke down. At […]

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