The U.S. warned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas it may withhold aid if he dismantles his government in response to stalled peace talks, while Israel criticized his renewed efforts to reconcile with the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former U.S. national security adviser, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the U.S. and allies have room for compromise with Russia over Ukraine if Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t act “impulsively” to seize more territory.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel laureate, said her country’s national reconciliation won’t be helped by singling out groups such as the Muslim minority and Kachin rebels as special cases.
President Vladimir Putin, condemned by NATO for annexing Crimea, is now defying the U.S. in Syria by sending more and deadlier arms to help Bashar al-Assad score a string of advances against insurgents, military experts say.
U.S.-brokered Middle East peace talks foundered as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vowed to pursue a bid for statehood at the United Nations after Israel failed to meet a deadline to release prisoners.
U.S. President Barack Obama met with Saudi King Abdullah seeking to reassure a key regional partner that negotiations over the Iranian nuclear program won’t undercut Saudi Arabia’s strategic interests.