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Trump promises to “give peace a shot” before moving US embassy to Jerusalem


Trump promises to “give peace to a chance” before moving the embassy to Jerusalem “If we can make peace between the Palestinians and Israel, I think it will ultimately lead to peace in the Middle East”, says the president of the United States, adding , on the time frame for the change of the embassy: “We are about to make a decision in the not too far future”.


Iranian foreign minister Says Has Prepared Appropriate Response to Trump’s Strategy


Iran presses ahead with its policies irrespective of others’ political rhetoric, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, noting that Tehran has come up with a response apposite to a strategy the US president is expected to announce in the coming days. “Once Trump makes his comments (about Iran), which are almost clear (already), the Islamic Republic of Iran will give an appropriate response”, Zarif told reporters on Sunday, when asked about the US president’s plan to unveil his new strategy for Iran. Iran pursues its own policies in the region regardless of others’ rhetoric, he underlined. Describing Iran as the pillar of stability and fighting against terrorism and Takfirism in the region, Zarif said, “The fact is that our region has long been suffering from the United States of America’s wrong policies”.


Vucic would have an important phone conversation with Vladimir Putin


Serbia will soon have ten operational MiG-29 jets and will not stop there, “as we want the citizens to feel secure”, Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday. Vucic added he would have “an important phone conversation” with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday. “We don’t want any kind of conflict, but we want to be sure that we are able to protect, preserve and defend our country”, Vucic said, after the opening ceremony of a new noodles factory in Ruma, a town in western Serbia. The situation in the military, according to the president, is now “incomparably better than it was before”. He recalled that when he became defense minister, “there was not a single MiG-29”. Soldiers will be more satisfied, Vucic pointed out, as they will receive “a significant, very significant increase in wages”.


Vladimir Putin and Saudi king meeting round-up


Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud have begun the talks with the participation of the delegations. The Russian leader described their meeting behind closed doors as “substantive, meaningful and confidential”. “We have held detailed talks behind closed doors to talk about bilateral relations and the situation in the region”, Putin said. “That was a very meaningful, substantive and confidential conversation”. According to the president, Russia is glad to welcome the Saudi king during his first visit to Moscow. He expressed confidence that the visit will give a fresh impetus to the development of bilateral relations. King Salman noted similarity of the two countries’ views on many regional, international problems. “I can say that our relations are keynoted by the similarity of views on many regional and international problems. Bilateral coordination is continuing on everything that promotes stronger security and the prosperity of our countries”, King Salman said.


Speaker Nabih Berri invited lawmakers for a legislative session on Monday


The parliament will look at three law projects related to the controversial wage crisis as reported by the Cabinet.

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani: “Our negotiations have ended on the nuclear deal”


Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani dismissed Washington’s demand for renegotiating the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers, warning the US that it is paving a wrong path. “Our negotiations have ended on the nuclear issue and the nuclear deal and the Americans are saying things for bargaining to create more possibilities for themselves but they are paving a wrong path”, Larijani told reporters in the Southern city of Shiraz on Wednesday. He underlined that if the other side shows disloyalty to the nuclear deal and harms Iran’s interests, his country will take appropriate decisions to adopt countermeasures. His remarks came after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned that if the US and other states party to the 2015 nuclear deal defy their undertakings, Tehran will revive its halted or restrained nuclear activities with capabilities more advanced than the pre-agreement era. “If Europe and Japan and Russia and China decided to go along with the United States, then I think that will be the end of the deal”, Zarif said in an interview with The Guardian and the Financial Times newspapers conducted in New York and published late September.


Hariri chairs receives kuwaiti ambassador for infrastructure program meeting


This meeting took place after the government, in collaboration with the ministers in question and the Development and Rebuilding Council, completed the project of this ambition program presented to various political forces as the first step to launch a broad national debate.


Second Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia Ministerial Meeting in Thessaloniki on October 4-5


At the initiative of the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of Greece, Albania, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is to be held in Thessaloniki on October 4 and 5. This meeting, which is part of a broader strategy of Greek diplomacy to strengthen regional stability and cross-border co-operation between the neighbouring countries of the southern Balkans. The purpose of the meeting is to establish institutionalized co-operation between these states on issues of common interest and strategic importance, such as the challenges they face in dealing with security and tackling extremism, terrorism and radicalisation.


Mammadyarov says that the relations between Azerbaijan and Ukraine are of strategic nature.


Relations between Azerbaijan and Ukraine are of strategic nature, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister said on Tuesday. The Azerbaijani minister noted that today’s meeting expressed support for the territorial integrity of the two countries. “We also discussed the relations in transport sphere”, Mammadyarov said stressing that transport projects are very economically important.

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