The US has told Pakistan that while it respects its territorial integrity, it will continue to conduct strikes to eliminate terrorists who target American soldiers.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, who was present for the signing, said the agreement marked a further normalising of relations between the United States and Vietnam.
Trump also asked his supporters to leave the economy to him. “A lot of you don’t know the world of economics. And you shouldn’t even bother. Just do me a favor. Leave it to me. Just go enjoy your life,” he said.
The NDAA 2017 (H R 4909) was passed by the US House of Representative (277-147) reflecting the strong anti-Pak sentiment prevailing among the US lawmakers.
For the US, it encourages the executive branch to designate an official to focus on US-India defence cooperation and facilitate the transfer of defence technology.
“We are carefully exploring in close consultation with Congress what can be done to use calibrated military-to-
military engagement to support a transition to civilian rule,” US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said.
There have been systematic assaults in Bangladesh in recent weeks especially targeting minorities, secular
bloggers, intellectuals and foreigners.
The United States lifted a host of financial and trade embargoes Tuesday to recognise the “historic milestone” of the country’s transfer to a civilian-led government.
Talking about the Prime Minister’s upcoming visit to the US on June 8th, state department spokesperson John Kirby said in a press briefing, that the ties between the two nations represented a ‘special relationship’.
Asked whether he would try to talk some sense into the North Korean leader, Trump replied, “Absolutely.”
Obama said building a wall is neither going to create jobs nor accelerate economy. He also challenged the notion that Muslims should be banned from the US, something Trump proposed in December.
The report to the US Congress on Friday said that China was focused on developing and weaponizing the islands it has built in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.
US lawmakers of both parties have also urged Obama to renew the sanctions authority that expires on May 20.
Gaddafi’s regime was deposed with the help of NATO airpower and he was ultimately killed in October 2011, but Libya has been in turmoil since.
The discussion comes at a time of heightened tension between China and the United States