Samson: US officials ask non-essential staff to leave Iraq

2019/5/15 10:49

The US State Department has issued an order to withdraw non-essential US government employees from Iraq, whether working at the US Embassy in Baghdad or the US consulate in Erbil.

A statement to the US embassy in Baghdad received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it “will also be suspended regular services for the issuance of temporary visas in Baghdad and Erbil.”

“The US government has limited capacity to provide emergency services to US citizens in Iraq,” he said. “Additional information can be found on the US Embassy’s website at the US Citizen Services Department.”

The new US action against Iraq comes days after the US embassy in Baghdad issued a warning to US citizens in Iraq, pointing to increased tension in the country.   LINK

Samson:  Trump Trade talks between America and China did not collapse

15th May, 2019

US President Donald Trump said trade talks with China did not collapse, describing the trade war between the two largest economies in the world as a “simple disagreement.

Made Trump comments to reporters at the White House, with the escalation of tensions between Beijing and Washington after their exchange to impose fees on imports of billions of dollars.

He Trump to negotiators from the two countries are still Itbageson, saying they are staying a good dialogue.

A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the two sides agreed to continue discussions related to trade.

The conduct of the United States and China have been in talks for months to soothe trade tensions between But the talks have been stalled in recent weeks and each side blames the other for its failure.   LINK


Samson:  Trump: We will only accept a good deal with the Chinese or nothing

15th May, 2019

US President Donald Trump has assured that the escalating “trade war” between his country and China is only a “small fight,” adding that the two countries can still reach an agreement that will put an end to it.

The Chinese want an agreement,” Trump said before leaving Washington for Louisiana. This is something that can be done, “Agence France-Presse reported. Stressing the robustness of the US economy, Trump reiterated that he would only accept a “good deal” or nothing at all.

The US president continues to pay tribute to the additional tariffs imposed by his administration on the “Chinese exports,” which Beijing received in a similar step, stressing that these fees are filled in the treasury of the state, although those who pay the increase are ultimately importers and consumers Americans.

In response to a question about the negative impact of these fees on some US companies, Trump called on these companies to replace Chinese goods with “outside China,” or they can – and that is the idea – production in the United States. “We always win” in disputes.

Trump’s recent statement sought to reassure American farmers that they would “be among the biggest beneficiaries” of the trade war with China, even though they are currently paying for Chinese reprisals.

China has announced that it will increase tariffs on thousands of US agricultural and industrial goods in response to Trump’s decision last week to increase tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods more than doubled. “Our great national farmers will be the biggest beneficiaries of what’s happening now,” Trump wrote on Twitter.    LINK