Donald Trump is Looking for Peace in the Middle East
Unlike his predecessors Trump is actually working on solutions to the worlds big issues, Obama and Clinton did nothing but incite war in the Middle East, Julian Assange has branded Hillary Clinton the “butcher of Libya” in a scathing response to the former presidential candidate’s labeling of WikiLeaks as “Russian WikiLeaks”.
Donald Trump told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday he was committed to working with Israelis and Palestinians to reach a peace agreement, but he offered no clues about how he would break the deadlock between the two sides.
Trump, appearing with Abbas at the White House, told reporters about the peace deal, “We will get this done.”
“It’s … something that I think is frankly maybe not as difficult as people have thought over the years,” Trump said at the beginning of a lunch with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and senior U.S. and Palestinian leaders. “But we need two willing parties. We believe Israel is willing, we believe you’re willing, and if you both are willing, we’re going to make a deal.”
In Syria, More Progress
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday moved to ease the tension from U.S. air strikes in April against Russian ally Syria, expressing a desire for a Syrian ceasefire and safe zones for the civil war’s refugees.
The two leaders spoke by phone for the first time since U.S. relations with Russian were strained by the U.S. attack on a Syrian airfield. They two leaders set the foundation for what could be their first face-to-face meeting in July.
Statements from both the White House and the Kremlin suggested the two leaders had a productive conversation that included North Korea and fighting Islamist militants throughout the Middle East.
Trump during his presidential campaign last year frequently said he wanted safe zones established for Syrian refugees, paid for by Gulf states, to alleviate any need for the refugees to move elsewhere, including to the United States.
Vladimir Putin says he has discussed introducing de-escalation zones in Syria with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during talks in Sochi on Wednesday and with US President Donald Trump in a phone call the previous day.
Moscow has already conducted “preliminary consultations” with Damascus and Tehran on the matter, Putin said, adding that the issue has also been discussed with US President Trump, who appears to support the idea of safe zones.
“We all reason from [a position] that mechanisms to guarantee the end of bloodshed and provision for the beginning of a political dialogue must be created,” the Russian president said, adding that Turkey also fully supports this position.
However, the different sides in the Syrian conflict should themselves make “the final decision,” Putin added.
“In the end, only they are in charge of their country’s fate. On our side, we – Russia, Turkey and Iran – as guarantors of a ceasefire, will make everything for such mechanisms to improve and be efficient,” he told the media.
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