The extent of Israeli spying directed against the United States is a huge story that is only rarely addressed in the mainstream media. The Jewish entity regularly tops the list for ostensibly friendly countries that aggressively conduct espionage against the U.S. and Jewish American Jonathan Pollard, who was imprisoned in 1987 for spying for Israel, is now regarded as the most damaging spy in the history of the United States.
As the United States continues rallying the world to uphold brutal international sanctions against the Islamic Republic in violation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, or JCPOA, Europe is struggling to convince Iran to remain in the agreement through INSTEX (Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges).
The British government, which has on several occasions endorsed Washington’s anti-Iran rhetoric amid heightened tensions between the two countries, has taken sides in the conflict and blatantly threatened the Islamic Republic that in case US interests were attacked in the region, those attacks would be retaliated and that was an issue "the Iranians need to think about very, very carefully."
The United States Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt says President Donald Trump’s announcement of the controversial proposal for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, dubbed “Deal of the Century,” has been postponed by at least a week over a host of issues.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday told North Korea's foreign minister that he hoped North Korea and the United States could meet each other halfway and address each other's reasonable concerns, China's Foreign Ministry said.
The United States and other Western states do not want to irrevocably disturb their relations with Saudi Arabia despite evidence that the Saudi rulers murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to Walt Peretto, a writer and researcher based in Washington, DC.
The European Union will end its five-year-old restrictions on solar panel imports from China, officials say, as Brussels and Beijing increase their own trade cooperation in the face of protectionist steps from the United States.