President Donald Trump said Friday Washington wasn’t ready to finalize a trade deal with Beijing, amid lingering worries over the intensifying US-China trade war.
“We’re not ready to make a deal,” Trump told reporters at the White House before heading out on vacation at his New Jersey golf resort.
Iran Unveils Budget Of ‘Resistance’ Against US Sanctions
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday presented to parliament what he called a “budget of resistance” against crippling sanctions imposed by arch-enemy the United States.
“Next year, similar to the current year, our budget is a budget of resistance and perseverance against sanctions,” Rouhani told parliament in remarks broadcast on state radio.
“This budget announces to the world that despite sanctions we will manage the country, especially in terms of oil,” he added.
The budget for the financial year starting late March 2020 comes after fuel price hikes that were imposed in mid-November triggered deadly demonstrations across the Islamic republic.
In his speech, Rouhani announced a 15 percent increase for public sector wages in a country whose economy has been battered by US sanctions.
US President Donald Trump began imposing punitive measures in May 2018, after unilaterally withdrawing from an accord that gave Iran relief from sanctions in return for limits on its nuclear programme.
The International Monetary Fund has forecast that Iran’s economy will contract by 9.5 percent this year.
BREAKING: Popular Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke Is Dead
Popular German evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, is dead.
His death was announced in a statement signed by his wife, Anni Bonnke.
The statement was shared on Evangelist Bonnke’s verified Facebook page on Saturday.
In the statement, Anni said, “Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ. It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.
“He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 7, 2019. For the past 60 years, he has preached the glorious Gospel of Jesus throughout the entire world. We want to thank you on behalf of him and our family, for your kind love and unwavering support, which enabled him to preach the matchless message of salvation to countless people. He preached Jesus.”
Trump Reacts To Viral Video Of NATO Leaders ‘Mocking’ Him, Calls Trudeau ‘Two-Faced’
President Donald Trump has reacted to the viral video that showed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron mocking him at a reception in Buckingham Palace for NATO leaders.
Trump called Justin Trudeau “two-faced” after a video seemed to show him venting to other world leaders about Mr. Trump’s behavior at a NATO anniversary celebration designed specifically to avoid unwanted disruptions.
While taking questions from reporters ahead of a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Trump was asked to comment on the viral video.
“Well, he’s two-faced,” the president said. After a long pause, he added, “He’s a nice guy. I find him to be a very nice guy.”