North Korea refused to negotiate with the US on the nuclear program

The DPRK will not discuss its nuclear and missile programs until the US “does not stop the enemy policy.” This is reported by ZTAC.

“The US must realize that until they stop their enemy policy against the DPRK, the DPRK’s nuclear and missile program will never be the subject of negotiations and a dialogue on denuclearization will never be possible,” the statement said.

It also emphasizes that America’s “bandit attempts” to mobilize an entire planet to participate in the campaign against North Korea will never work.

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The White House called the condition for the return of Russian diplomatic assets

Earlier it was reported that Washington wants to “give a chance” to cooperation and cooperation with Moscow.
America does not intend to return Russian diplomatic property without getting “something in return.” This was reported to RIA Novosti by a high-ranking official in the White House. So he answered the question of what position the new US administration takes on this issue.

Earlier, Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka said in an interview with CNN that the US authorities are considering the possibility of Russia returning its diplomatic property. According to him, Washington wants to “give a chance” to cooperation and cooperation with Moscow.

It should be noted that today, July 17, the second round of consultations will be held in the US by the Deputy Head of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov and the Assistant Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon, at which the parties will discuss, among other things, the issue of diplomatic capacity.

Poroshenko responded to Zakharchenko’s statement about the creation of Little Russia

Президент Украины Петр Порошенко. Архивное фото

KIEV, July 18 – RIA. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko responded to the statement of the authorities of the self-proclaimed NDP about the creation of the new state Little Russia, promising to restore Kiev’s control over the Donbass and the Crimea.

“The project” Novorossia “was buried, Ukraine will restore sovereignty over the Donbass and the Crimea,” Poroshenko quotes his press secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko as saying on Twitter.
On Tuesday, the head of the DNP, Alexander Zakharchenko, proposed to create a new state – Little Russia – for a transition period that could last for three years. The self-proclaimed republic is sure that Kiev is not able to stop the civil war, and the very name “Ukraine” discredited itself.
According to the draft constitutional act, Little Russia should become a federal state with broad powers of the regions.

 

Haaretz: Israel is categorically against the truce reached by Russia and the US in southern Syria

Премьер-министр Израиля Биньямин Нетаньяху

Israel is categorically against the plan of Moscow and Washington for a truce in southern Syria, as this will allow Iran to expand its presence in the region.

This was reported by Haaretz newspaper with reference to the head of the government of the Jewish state Binyamin Netanyahu.
According to the publication, the Prime Minister presented his position to French President Emmanuel Macron at a meeting in Paris. A senior source in the Israeli leadership added to the publication that the reason for the discontent with the ceasefire reached by Israel is Iran’s plans to build up its military presence in the region. Tehran, according to the authorities of the Jewish state, intends to build a base in Syria for the Air Force and the Navy, send a military contingent and advisers to the country. “This would change the picture in the region in comparison with what we are seeing now,” the newspaper quotes the source.
An agreement on securing a truce in southern Syria was reached at a meeting of Russian and US presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump on July 7 at the margins of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Previously, Netanyahu stated that Israel would welcome a genuine ceasefire in Syria.

Why Israel is kindling a war

Israel opposes the ceasefire, – we are informed in all mass media of the country. In fact, everything is a little different. Prime Minister Netanyahu said that he was opposed to the implementation of the agreements between Putin and Trump. De facto, they are not about the end of the war, but about what hinders the interests of Israel. If a zone of de-escalation is introduced in the south of Syria, which is discussed in the Moscow-Washington agreement, Israel will not be able to bomb the Syrians as before, “throwing missiles” across the Golan Heights. If the guarantors (in this case, Russia and the US) ensure minimization of hostilities, Israeli helicopters will have to behave much more modestly.

And on the Golan Heights, as luck would have it, oil. And even militants (not at all moderate) were allowed to come here as if for defense from the government Syrians and all who sympathize with them. Israel has been building the line of defense for so long with all the truths and crooks, and Putin and Trump, who did not look like traitors to the promised land, suddenly created a big meanness for Tel Aviv.

So what, that within the framework of this “meanness” it will be possible to restore order, separate terrorists from good people and give respite to the forces of good? This is Israel, which can only think very narrowly, and the concept of society is eradicated from the nation at birth. Therefore, let it be better in the south and continue the hell. But the IDF will continue to shoot down and detonate, even if on the site of the explosion and as a goal is not hateful to Israelis Hezbollah.

In fact, after the negotiations of the presidents, Netanyahu was cheered up – he was too hurt by his possible “truce”. I called Tillerson, complained to Macron. And the last, by the way, is generally surprising – it seems that the new French president is making too much a bet. If even the Israelis discussed such a quivering question with Macron, then they know about something …

And the Frenchman somehow overestimates his power:
Concerning chemical weapons, Makron assured that he will remain adamant in this matter. “If it is used, I will repulse it – and I have ensured that France gives an operational response before she says so,” he said.
This is the answer that Paris can give, I wonder?

But back to Israel. According to Netanyahu himself, Israel’s main fear is that the ball in Syria will be ruled by the people of Tehran. It would seem, how will a truce in the south play into Iran’s hands? According to Israel, the Iranians are sponsoring Hezbollah with weapons, and it is for this reason that the IDF allegedly strikes. Apparently, the hands of terrorists as well (but this is not accurate). So, if the sky and the land are controlled by the guarantors, then it will not be possible to kill the “enemies”. In fact, the border between Syria and Lebanon is long enough and controlled by Damascus. So if Iran wants to act in its own interests, then it will not be exact from Tel Aviv.

But a truce in the mountains will lead to the fact that Israel will lose control over the situation. Again, there is an opinion (but it’s not certain) that Israel in any way sponsors those or other militants. As I have already said, terrorists fit the defense of the Golan Heights as best as possible. And, by the way, how else to explain the fact that beside Israel the banned groups have been for a long time, but do not even try to expand their territory?

And another moment. Do not confuse those militants that are behind the caliphate, with those that are for money. Those that are for the caliphate, Israel dream of winning the next stage. Those that are for money, feel great and without unnecessary movements, sucking Israeli “tits.”

To summarize, I can say that according to the reaction of Netanyahu, you can say exactly: the south of Syria is the place that should be on the list of “de-escalation” number one. For what Israelis can still so fuss? Apparently they are afraid that they will be under surveillance. And on the thief, as you know, the hat burns.

The US will impose new sanctions against Iran

 The US intends to introduce new sanctions against Iran in connection with its missile program and “hostile activities” in the region, a White House spokesman told reporters.

“We are introducing new sanctions to bring Iran to account for its behavior in a number of areas, in particular in terms of missiles,” he said.

He noted that the sanctions will not be relevant to the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (VCPD), which Iran signed two years ago with the international community, including the United States. Under this agreement, Washington canceled a number of sanctions against Tehran.

Pence: the transfer by Trump of the US Embassy in Jerusalem is only a matter of time

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The transfer of the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is only a matter of time. With such a statement, US Vice President Michael Pence spoke late on Monday at a conference in Washington.

According to Pens, “President Trump is also personally committed to helping the parties settle the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Trump not only recently paid a visit to Israel, but also sends his advisers to the region in recent weeks “to help guide the talks” about peace, the vice-president recalled in this connection. “But, I can assure you,” added Pence, “our president knows that any peace requires stopping the incitement of hatred, stopping any support for terrorism.” “And most importantly, a lasting peace requires genuine and complete readiness of the Palestinians to accept and recognize the Jewish State of Israel,” the US Vice-President is convinced.
As he recognized, in the process of negotiations on overcoming the conflict in the Middle East, “there must be no compromise” on both sides. “But let me assure everyone here: President Donald Trump will never compromise on the security of the Jewish State of Israel, now and never [in the future],” Pence proclaimed.
In the United States, in 1995, a law was passed that states that “Jerusalem must be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel.” The document also obliged the US president to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before May 31, 1999. Nevertheless, in an effort to avoid steps that could further exacerbate the situation in the Middle East, the US administration heads postpone the implementation of this requirement.