17 August 2018

Donald Trump

Trump to reveal Iran decision, Europeans doubt he will stick with nuclear deal

KONFRONTASI-U.S. President Donald Trump will announce on Tuesday whether he will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal or stay in and work with European allies who have struggled to persuade him that it has halted Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Trump has consistently threatened to pull out of the 2015 agreement because it does not address Iran’s ballistic missile program or its role in wars in Syria and Yemen, and does not permanently prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons.

European leaders have warned that a U.S. withdrawal would undo years of work that led to and sustained a landmark deal that has kept nuclear weapons out of Iran’s hands

But a senior French official doubted Trump had taken heed of European concerns.

“I think in Washington it was quite clear the president was convinced that Trump was heading to a negative decision so we have been preparing more aggressively the hypotheses of a partial or total pullout”, the official said.

Two other European officials also said they expected Trump to pull out of the accord.

Such a move could ratchet up tensions in a region riven with interrelated wars, including the multi-layered conflict in Syria where Iran’s presence has brought it into conflict with Israel.

Reflecting those strains, Iran’s Armed Forces Chief Major General Mohammad Bagheri said Iran’s military power would defuse any threat to Tehran, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of deploying “very dangerous weapons” in Syria to threaten Israel.

A decision to quit the deal could also rattle oil markets due to Iran’s role as a major exporter, and critics say it could also harm Trump’s efforts to reach a deal in nuclear talks with North Korea, a prospect he has dismissed.

“This deal ... is a factor of peace and stabilization in a very eruptive region,” French Defense Minister Florence Parly told RTL radio.

Trump, in a tweet on Monday, said he would make the announcement at 2 p.m. (1800 GMT) on Tuesday.

Iran suggested its economy would not be hurt whatever happened, but its rial was near record lows against the dollar in the free market as Iranians tried to buy hard currency, fearing financial turmoil if Trump quits the deal.

“We are prepared for all scenarios. If America pulls out of the deal, our economy will not be impacted,” central bank chief Valiollah Seif said on state television.

Maduro Kecam Agresi Rezim Trump

KONFRONTASI-Venezuela, Minggu, mengecam pernyataan Menteri Luar Negeri Amerika Serikat, Mike Pompeo, tentang pemerintahan Presiden Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. Mereka mencela "kebijakan supremasi" dan agresi "rezim Donald Trump."

Dalam pidato pada Jumat, Pompeo mengatakan bahwa "seorang diktator pada hari ini di Venezuela melumpuhkan ekonominya dan membuat orang-orangnya kelaparan," serta mendesak bantuan dari Departemen Luar Negeri Amerika Serikat untuk mereka yang melarikan diri dari negara yang dilanda krisis tersebut.

Trump says summit date, location with N Korea have been set

KONFRONTASI - US President Donald Trump says he has decided about the date and venue for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the details will be announced soon.

"We now have a date and we have a location, we'll be announcing it soon," Trump told reporters on Friday as he left the White House on a trip to Texas.

Trump's comments came as US National Security Adviser John Bolton stressed earlier that Washington will not reduce the number of American forces based in South Korea.

Trump Akui Bayar Rp1,8 Miliar untuk Tutup Mulut Bintang Esek-esek

KONFRONTASI-Presiden Donald Trump mengukuhkan bahwa ia mengganti uang yang digunakan pengacaranya, Michael Cohen, untuk membayar 'uang tutup mulut' kepada seorang bintang film dewasa tentang dugaan perselingkuhan.

Dikatakan oleh Trump, pembayaran sebesar US$130.000 (Rp1,8 miliar) itu dimaksudkan untuk mencegah Stormy Daniels mengungkap dugaan perselingkuhan.

Namun demikian, Trump menegaskan, uang itu tidak diambil dari dana kampanye. Demikian laporan yang dikutip dari BBC, Jumat (4/5).

Trump Terancam Dipanggil Paksa Penyidik Federal

KONFRONTASI-Pengacara Khusus Robert Mueller, dalam pertemuan dengan tim penasihat hukum Presiden Amerika Serikat Donald Trump Maret lalu, telah mengungkapkan kemungkinan untuk memanggil Donald Trump.

Kemungkinan itu disampaikan jika sang presiden menolak berbicara kepada para penyidik dalam penyelidikan dugaan intervensi Rusia pada Pemilu AS 2016, lapor Washington Post seperti dikutip Reuters.

Trump reportedly hiring Bill Clinton’s lawyer as his quits

KONFRONTASI - US President Donald Trump is reportedly hiring Bill Clinton’s impeachment lawyer, Emmet Flood, as White House lawyer Ty Cobb quits.

“For several weeks Ty Cobb has been discussing his retirement and last week he let Chief of Staff [John] Kelly know he would retire at the end of this month," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. On Wednesday.

Geledah Kantor Dokter, Anak Buah Trump Ambil Rekam Medis

KONFRONTASI-Mantan dokter Donald Trump di New York mengatakan, Selasa (1/5), bahwa seorang pengawal mendatangi kantornya di Park Avenue tahun lalu dan menyita rekam medis presiden itu.

Trump says he is weighing options for North Korea meeting

KONFRONTASI- U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he is considering three or four dates as well as five locations for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, adding that it remains unclear whether the meeting will occur.

Trump, speaking in an interview on Fox News Channel, said that Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo’s meeting with Kim in North Korea a few weeks ago was unplanned.

Mantan Istri Minta Trump tak 'Nyapres' Lagi

KONFRONTASI-Ivana Trump, dalam wawancara dengan Page Six, mengatakan mantan suamianya yang kini presiden Amerika Serikat, Donald Trump, tak perlu mencalon diri lagi pada Pemilu 2020.

"Dia sudah memiliki kehidupan yang baik dan dia sudah punya segalanya," kata Ivana.

Donald akan berusia antara 74-73 tahun pada Pemilu 2020.

"Mungkin dia pergi saja dan bermain golf serta menikmati kekayaannya," kata Ivana.

Ivana mengaku berbicara dengan Trump setiap bulan dan dia menganggap Trump telah kehilangan kebebasannya.

Rand Paul flips, voices support for hawkish Pompeo

KONFRONTASI - US Senator Rand Paul has voiced support for nomination of former CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state in the administration of US President Donald Trump.

"Having received assurances from President Trump and Director Pompeo that he agrees with the President on these important issues, I have decided to support his nomination to be our next Secretary of State," the Kentucky lawmaker said in tweet on Monday.

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