Daily Archive: June 18, 2019

Trump Offered to Suspend Sanctions while Negotiating with Iran, Khamenei Rejected the Offer: More Attacks Expected

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo conveyed a message from US President Donald Trump to the Iranian leadership, asking the release of 5 US prisoners and inviting Iran to sit around a negotiation table, adding “he [Donald Trump] would be ready to suspend all sanctions only during the negotiations”. No guarantee was offered to freeze or revoke the sanctions. Sayyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader...

Russia’s “Pivot to Africa” Encroaches upon France’s Traditional “Sphere of Influence”

The quiet success of Russia’s “Pivot to Africa” over the past few years has seen Moscow begin to encroach on France’s traditional “sphere of influence” in the continent, which in turn piqued Paris’ interest in negotiating a “New Detente” with its Great Power counterpart in order to rebalance relations between them in the New Cold War. French President Macron surprised...