Rouhani says talk about renegotiating nuclear agreement ‘meaningless’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says US President-elect Donald Trump could not unilaterally cancel the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers, including Washington, and that talk of renegotiating it is “meaningless”. Mr Trump, who will take office on Friday, has called the July 2015 agreement “the worst deal ever negotiated” and has threatened to either […]

Abbas sends letter to President-elect Trump, urging him not to move embassy to Jerusalem

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas recently sent a letter to the president-elect of the United States Donald Trump urging him to abstain from moving the United States embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Palestinian Authority (PA)- owned Wafa news agency reported Monday that Abbas explained in his letter “the destructive effects” of such a […]


Turkish MPs approve first two articles of constitution change

Turkish lawmakers adopted late Tuesday the first two items of a constitutional reform package. The items concern the exercise of judicial power and an increase in parliament seats, respectively. Sixteen more amendments proposed by the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party will be voted in parliament. In Tuesday’s first secret ballot, 347 of the assembly’s […]

Turkey: United Syria impossible with Assad

Turkey still believes a united and peaceful Syria is impossible with President Bashar al-Assad but wants to proceed “step-by-step” and see the outcome of planned peace talks in Astana, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Friday. “Our position on Assad is clear. We don’t believe that a united, peaceful Syria will be possible with Assad […]