Trump Skipping Americas Summit to Oversee Syria Response
11 April, 2018, 12:43 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
"At the President's request, the Vice President will travel in his stead".
Vice President Mike Pence will travel to the gathering instead, according to a statement by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
President Donald Trump'sdecision to skip a summit in South America might hinder his policy goals in the region. In that time, however, he has undertaken more distant trips to Europe, Asia and the Middle East on several occassions.
Trump said late Monday that the US will respond "forcefully" to a suspected chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime over the weekend, after suggesting earlier that Russian President Vladimir Putin may share responsibility. It's scheduled to begin on April 13. Also, his position on immigration and recent comments against countries in the area considered offensive augured another reason for disagreement in the forum.
Trump is also annoyed that the FBI investigators have raided the office and hotel room of his personal lawyer, which the President said was "disgraceful" of them, although they were just doing their jobs and they do have cause to suspect this lawyer of various wrongdoings. He would not describe the USA response or say when it would come.
White House officials said the decision to miss the summit was made Monday, adding that the raid of the office of Trump attorney Michael Cohen was not a factor in the decision. Trump's response to the attack has still not been disclosed, but there will be one coming, he assured.
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"If he does it's going to be very tough, very tough", Trump said. "I don't like talking about timing", he said. Maduro was disinvited from the gathering last month, an unusual diplomatic break among Latin American nations that US analysts consider a positive sign.
Pence has been among the most vocal Maduro critics, and he is now expected to criticize Maduro at the summit.
The region has gotten little mention from Trump's White House except as a source of migrants, drugs and gang violence that the president blames Mexico and other neighbors for failing to stem.
After the Easter break, oil prices started the week on a weaker note as geopolitical development exacerbated operational concerns. The API report also showed a build for gasoline for the week-ending March 30 of 1.123 million in gasoline stockpiles.
Oil markets have been supported by healthy demand and supply cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Brent crude futures LCOc1 fell to $70.80 per barrel at 0702 GMT, down 23 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last close.
That was the highest turnout figure at that time since at least 1998. "From here I will go and take part in mobilizing voters". Orban is expected to continue his economic policies, with income tax cuts and incentives to boost growth, analysts have said.
If the Security Council fails to act then the Palestinian side could take the issue to the wider UN General Assembly, he added. Palestinian UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour told reporters at UN headquarters in NY that the USA rejection is very irresponsible.
A US withdrawal would create an Obama-style vacuum that would be filled by Iran, Hezbollah, Russia and the Assad regime. The further concern is the threat to other Trump administration goals, such as blunting Iran's influence in the region.
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Thibaut Courtois has made a welcome return to the Chelsea side for a Premier League derby date with London rivals West Ham. "We did well in the first half apart from the goal which was really poor", Hart told Sky Sports .
Ms Doody went missing in March this year and was later tracked to the Indian city of Patiala, where she lives with her boyfriend. Family and friends of the Harts told detectives the family traveled together and was rarely apart, the sheriff's office said.
The hundreds of injuries over the past two Fridays of protest have further strained Gaza's already embattled health system. A Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli forces during a mass demonstration along the Gaza border has died of his wounds.
Earlier, the Interior Ministry said four people had died, but officials have since revised the total number of dead down to three. She added "everything conceivable is being done to investigate the crime and support the victims and their relatives".
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Given his performances on tour this year and some of his shots last night, many still hold out hope of one last hurrah. The lefty has always been known for his golfing prowess, and is one of the best iron players in the world.
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They now have 71 points with six games remaining. "City has been fantastic here all season, but we stepped up and won the game". The Argentine was denied a potentially brilliant equalizer by an excellent save from David de Gea in the 89 minute.
U.S. sanctions Russian oligarchs, government officials
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