08 Jul 2020

China says it won’t join nuclear talks until the US reduces its arsenal

China stated that it would like to join trilateral nuclear arms control talks with the US and Russia, however, under the condition that the US significantly reduces its nuclear arsenal. China requested that the US’s arsenal should closely match China’s own level, according to a senior Chinese diplomat on Wednesday.

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20 May 2020

U.S. Nears Settlement With Sudan Over 1998 Terror Bombings

After extensive negotiations, the Trump administration is reportedly nearing a deal with Sudan to resolve claims over the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Africa perpetrated by terrorist group al Qaeda. These negotiations will help to clear the way to remove Khartoum’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism, a

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12 Mar 2020

Afghans Agree to Release Taliban Prisoners to Advance Talks

On Tuesday, the Afghan government agreed to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners as a gesture of goodwill before beginning negotiations with the terrorist group, causing controversy in Washington. Last month, the US signed a deal with the insurgent group to withdraw all troops within 14 months, under specific conditions including that

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17 Feb 2020

Iran’s Rouhani Says No Talks With U.S. While ‘Maximum Pressure’ Campaign Is On

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated that Iran plans to refuse negotiations with the US as long as Washington maintains its current campaign of maximum pressure. Mr. Rouhani’s remarks solidify the tensions between the Trump administration and Iran that almost brought the two countries to war several weeks ago. The two

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17 Feb 2020

Brexit: France warns UK of bitter trade negotiation

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Britain to expect bitter trade negotiations following Britain’s exit from the European Union earlier this month. The Drian made it clear at a recent conference in Munich that Brussels would defend its best interests when talks over trade negotiations begin next month. He

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28 Feb 2019

Trump-Kim summit breaks down after North Korea demands end to sanctions

The US-North Korea nuclear summit in Vietnam has come to a premature end. The North Korean delegation demanded that the US lift all sanctions on the regime, which the US government was not willing to do. US President Trump stated that while North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered to dismantle

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28 Feb 2019

U.S., Taliban Pause Peace Talks In Doha For Two Days

The Doha peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban have been paused for two days “for internal deliberations,” Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative heading the US delegation, announced on Thursday. Khalilzad stated that both sides “continue to take slow, steady steps toward understanding and eventually [peace].” The

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08 Feb 2019

No talks between Trump and China’s Xi before trade deadline

Contrary to a statement made by the U.S. president last week, Donald Trump has now said that he will not be meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping before March 1, which is the deadline set by both leaders for the negotiation of a new trade deal between their countries. President

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05 Jun 2018

Japan and South Korea at odds over tactics for North Korea denuclearization

Japan and South Korea have taken different tones and policy stances ahead of the upcoming summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Japan has stressed a more hardline response that stresses complete denuclearization and disarmament without rewarding North Korea simply for coming to the negotiating table. South Korea, on the

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04 Jun 2018

Pompeo and North Korean Spy Master: US and North Korean Negotiators Meet ahead of summit

Marking the highest-level official visit of a North Korean representative to the US in 18 years, General Kim Yong Chol met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to salvage nuclear talks and build a connection. Kim is one of the most powerful figures in North Korea, has served 3

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