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The Protecting Our Democracy Act is the third pillar of our Congress' democracy agenda, along with the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. And it would prevent the executive from usurping Congress’ power of the purse and allocating taxpayer funds for purposes not authorized or approved by Congress. And that we should guard against the repetition of any of the presidential abuses we have witnessed by a future president of either party. Donald Trump is no longer president, but the road map he left behind for any unscrupulous, aspiring autocrat is apparent to all. Co-signed by Rep. Anna Eshoo, Rep. Steve Cohen, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Rep. Jackie Speier, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Rep. Ted Lieu, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Rep. Katie Porter and Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon
Persons: Donald Trump’s, couldn’t, Richard Nixon’s, Nixon, John Lewis, Donald Trump, autocrat, Anna Eshoo, Steve Cohen, Gerald E, Connolly, Jackie Speier, Eric Swalwell, Ted Lieu, Madeleine Dean, Katie Porter, Mary Gay Scanlon Organizations: Justice Department, White, Department of Justice, Congress, Democrats, Republican, Rep
UNITED NATIONS — Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that China would not build new coal-fired power projects abroad, using his address at the United Nations General Assembly to add to pledges to deal with climate change. And I’m absolutely delighted to hear that President Xi has made this important decision," Kerry said in a statement. "It is clear the writing is on the wall for coal power. I welcome President Xi’s commitment to stop building new coal projects abroad — a key topic of my discussions during my visit to China," he said on Twitter. Xi spoke after U.S. President Joe Biden gave his first United Nations address.
Persons: Xi Jinping, Xi, António Guterres, John Kerry, Kerry, We’ve, Alok Sharma, Xi’s, Joe Biden, Biden, China's ascendance, Qilai Shen, Donald Trump, Justin Guay, Guterres Organizations: UNITED, United Nations General Assembly, NBC, United, Twitter, U.S, United Nations, Bloomberg, Getty, Sunrise, Congress Locations: China, Paris, South Korea, Japan, Glasgow, Scotland, Tongling, United States, Beijing
Former President Donald Trump filed a $100 million lawsuit Tuesday against his niece, Mary Trump, and the New York Times, claiming they conspired to obtain his tax returns for the paper’s Pulitzer-winning story on his undisclosed finances. The lawsuit asserts that Mary Trump and three New York Times reporters — Susanne Craig, David Barstow, and Russell Buettner — were engaged in what the suit calls an “insidious plot” and an “extensive crusade” to obtain Trump’s taxes. In a statement, Mary Trump called her uncle desperate. Mary Trump appears on The Rachel Maddow Show on July 16, 2020. "As is always the case with Donald, he’ll try and change the subject.”The New York Times said in a statement it plans to challenge the lawsuit.
Persons: Donald Trump, Mary Trump, — Susanne Craig, David Barstow, Russell Buettner —, Craig, Buettner, Trump's, Fred Jr, Donald J, Trump, Rachel Maddow, MSNBC “, Donald, he’ll, Donald Trump's, Danielle Rhoades Ha, Robert Trump, Mary Trump’s, , , “ Craig, Farrell Fritz, , Fred Trump Organizations: New York Times, The New York Times, MSNBC, New York State, The Times Locations: Barstow, New York, Dutchess County
WASHINGTON — The House passed legislation Tuesday that would fund the government through Dec. 3 and extend the debt limit until after the 2022 elections. House Republican leaders pressured their members to oppose the bill. Pelosi said the debt limit "is about paying bills already incurred." After all, they control the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate," he said. Democrats, however, noted that there was bipartisan support for raising the debt limit during the Trump administration.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Steny Hoyer, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Dan Meuser, Tom Cole, Trump, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Marcy Kaptur, I'm, Israel, Stephanie Murphy, Hoyer placated Organizations: Republicans, Democrats, Senate, Republican, Democratic, White, Trump, Israel's, Party, Moderate, Iron Locations: Ky, Ohio, Afghanistan, Israel, America
That would have the effect of letting Republicans avoid voting for a debt limit increase ahead of next year's congressional elections. After the House vote, McConnell and fellow Republican Senator Richard Shelby said they had introduced a bill to fund current government operations through Dec. 3, but without raising the debt limit. Democrats have resisted doing that so far, saying the vote to raise the debt limit should be a bipartisan one. The Treasury Department will some time in October exhaust its borrowing authority unless the debt limit is raised. Republicans said they would support a temporary spending bill to avert a shutdown if the debt limit extension were stripped out of the bill.
Persons: Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell's, McConnell, Richard Shelby, Schumer, Pelosi, Joe Biden, They’re, Republican Steve Scalise, Donald Trump's, Richard Cowan, Susan Cornwell, David Morgan, Scott Malone, Kieran Murray, Peter Cooney Organizations: Capitol, J6, REUTERS, Republicans, Senate, White, Democratic, Treasury Department, Democrats, Social Security, Republican, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, America, U.S
Donald Trump is suing his niece and The New York Times over coverage of his taxes, the Daily Beast reported. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, said his niece and the Times had an "insidious plot" to get his records. The Trump Organization is also the center of a tax fraud investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney's office. A New York Times spokesperson told Insider: "The Times's coverage of Donald Trump's taxes helped inform citizens through meticulous reporting on a subject of overriding public interest. The Trump Organization did not respond to Insider's request for comment at the time of publication.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Mary Trump, David Barstow, Susanne Craig, Russ Buettner, Allen Weisselberg, Insider's Joshua Zitser, Donald Trump's Organizations: New York Times, Daily, Times, Service, The New York Times, The Times, Trump Organization, Manhattan District Locations: Dutchess County , New York
The House passed a measure to keep the government funded for another two months and prevent a debt default. But it does little to resolve the standoff between Democrats and Republicans as the US veers into a potential government shutdown. But the measure is poised to tank in the Senate, as Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has warned many times. The measure stands no chance in the Senate as Republicans are lining up behind McConnell's pledge to torpedo the measure. "Democrats have the authority and the votes to raise the debt limit themselves," Brian Riedl, a budget expert at the right-leaning Manhattan Institute, said in an interview.
Persons: McConnell, Mitch McConnell, Brian Riedl, Sen, Shelley Moore Capito, Trump, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, leadership's, Mark Warner of, Warner Organizations: Republicans, Service, Senate, Republican, US, Democrats, Moody's, Manhattan Institute, Vermont, Mark Warner of Virginia Locations: West Virginia
Brazil's health minister tests positive for COVID-19 in NYC
  + stars: | 2021-09-22 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga speaks during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, August 5, 2021. REUTERS/Adriano MachadoBRASILIA, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for COVID-19 hours after accompanying President Jair Bolsonaro to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, the government said. It added that the rest of the delegation tested negative for the virus. read moreThe health minister was the second member of the Brazilian delegation in New York to have tested positive. A young diplomat who was part of an advance team preparing Bolsonaro's visit tested positive on the weekend and was isolated.
Persons: Marcelo Queiroga, Adriano Machado BRASILIA, Jair Bolsonaro, Queiroga, Bolsonaro, Donald Trump, coronavirus, Trump, Anthony Boadle, Stephen Coates, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: Brazil's Health, REUTERS, United Nations General Assembly, CNN Brasil, COVID, Brazilian, Thomson Locations: Brasilia, Brazil, New York, United States, Lago, COVID
INSIDE THE CAPITOL: The halls of Congress are not much different from scenes back home. President Joe Biden's sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandate does not cover lawmakers or their staff members. According to a memo obtained by Insider, each of the 435 House offices can set its own vaccine policies. Don't ask about the vax: One Republican House staffer told Insider that GOP aides didn't talk about their vaccination status for the most part "and consider it a personal decision." Many Republican lawmakers said they're vaccinated but wouldn't impose a mandate: "I am pro-vaccine and anti-mandate," said Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming.
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Sometime in October, the Treasury Department will exhaust its borrowing authority unless the debt limit is raised. The bill would suspend the limit on government borrowing through December 2022. The current debt ceiling already has been breached, with debt at $28.78 trillion. Republicans said they would support a temporary spending bill to avert a shutdown if the debt limit extension were stripped out of the bill. Schumer said much of the latest debt is related to spending that Republicans supported during Donald Trump's presidency, including last December's emergency COVID-19 relief bill.
Persons: Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell's, McConnell, Joe Biden's, Schumer, Pelosi, They’re, Republican Steve Scalise, Donald Trump's, Richard Cowan, David Morgan, Scott Malone, Dan Grebler Organizations: Capitol, J6, REUTERS, Democrat, Democratic, Senate, Republicans, Republican, Democrats, Treasury Department, Social Security, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, America, U.S
Khatibzadeh spoke as Iran's new foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, was in New York for the annual U.N. General Assembly, where he was expected to discuss reviving the nuclear deal with other governments. Iran has refused to meet with U.S. negotiators in the nuclear talks; Washington and Tehran must pass messages through European intermediaries, instead. All parties must stay true to the nuclear deal," Raisi said in a recorded speech by video. The monitoring regime was introduced as part of the 2015 nuclear deal. The U.S. will discuss how to proceed with Iran in talks with European allies and other world powers in New York on Wednesday.
Persons: Saeed Khatibzadeh, IRNA, Khatibzadeh, Hossein Amirabdollahian, Ebrahim Raisi, Trump, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, We're, Biden, Raisi, Antony Blinken Organizations: Foreign Ministry, General Assembly, European Union, Iranian, U.S, Biden, U.S ., U.K, General, ., Capitol, Trump, International Atomic Energy Agency, . Security Locations: WASHINGTON, Iran, Vienna, Tehran, Iranian, New York, France, Germany, U.S, Washington, China, Russia, Afghanistan, Australia
From 2001 through April, about 66,000 Afghan military and police members were killed in Afghanistan, alongside 2,448 U.S. service members. The abrupt U.S. exit from Afghanistan likely forced the Afghan military to fight under unfamiliar conditions, ultimately leading to collapse — and the humanitarian catastrophe we are now witnessing. Our military allies in both countries simply do not know how to fight effectively on more conventional battlefields without U.S. support. If we are willing to maintain huge troop numbers to support our allies in Europe and East Asia, then why not even a small footprint in the Middle East? Indeed, if we are willing to maintain huge troop numbers to support our allies in Europe and East Asia, then why not even a small footprint in the Middle East?
Persons: Joe Biden, ” Biden, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Trump, quagmire, , “ Biden, Biden, Bashar al, Assad, Organizations: United Nations General Assembly, Afghan, U.S ., Islamic State, ISIS, Iraqi, Kurdistan Regional Government, Global Coalition, United, Syrian Democratic Forces, Coalition, NATO, East Locations: Afghanistan, , United States, U.S, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Russia, China, Iraq, United, Iraqi, Syria, Kobani, Turkish, Kabul, Europe, East Asia, North Korea, East
U.S. debt limit is not a partisan issue, White House says
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Clouds pass over the White House in Washington, U.S., September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's administration will continue to argue that the U.S. debt limit is not a partisan issue and push Republicans and Democrats to vote to raise it, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday. "We will continue to make the case that it should be" raised, Psaki told reporters on board Air Force One. "It is not a partisan issue to want to protect the full faith and credit of the United States, and... we will continue to press for bipartisan support for moving forward." Republicans have refused to vote to increase the debt limit, citing Democrats' spending plans on infrastructure and social programs.
Persons: Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON, Joe Biden's, White, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Donald Trump's, Heather Timmons, Chris Reese, Dan Grebler Organizations: White, REUTERS, Air Force, Republicans, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, United States
Bypassing Republicans would likely require altering or abandoning the Senate's filibuster rule, which requires 60 of the chamber's 100 members to agree on most legislation. "As Senator Manchin said earlier this year regarding congressional action on voting rights, inaction is not an option," Schumer said on the Senate floor. In recent years, the Senate has eliminated the filibuster rule on executive branch nominations, including presidential picks for the U.S. Supreme Court. In June, all 50 Senate Republicans blocked an ambitious voting rights bill. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday slammed the door on the new bill.
Persons: Tom Brenner WASHINGTON, Chuck Schumer, Schumer, Joe Manchin, Donald Trump's, Manchin, Trump, Mitch McConnell, Richard Cowan, David Morgan, Scott Malone, Chris Reese Organizations: U.S, Democratic, Republican, Congressional, Supreme, Republicans, Thomson
REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday was scheduled to debate and vote on legislation to fund the federal government through Dec. 3 and raise the nation's borrowing limit, according to the House Appropriations Committee. Democrats have the votes to pass the measure in the House, but cannot get it through the Senate without Republican support. Sometime in October, the Treasury Department will exhaust its borrowing authority unless the debt limit is raised. Republicans said they would support a temporary spending bill to avert a shutdown if the debt limit extension was stripped out of the bill. 2 House Republican Steve Scalise told a news conference.
Persons: Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell's, Schumer, Pelosi, They’re, Republican Steve Scalise, Donald Trump's, Richard Cowan, David Morgan, Scott Malone, Dan Grebler Organizations: Capitol, J6, REUTERS, U.S . House, Republican, Senate, Treasury Department, Democrats, Social Security, Republicans, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Democrats introduced legislation on Tuesday seeking to pull back powers from the presidency, part of an effort by lawmakers to rein in the White House after what Democrats saw as overreach during the administration of former Republican President Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Adam Schiff planned to introduced the bill at a news conference. During his presidency, Trump fired a series of inspectors general - watchdogs tasked with fighting corruption at federal agencies. Democrats hold only a slim majority of House seats, and House Republicans stand firmly behind Trump. Aides to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Zoe Lofgren, Benny Thompson, Jonathan Ernst, Donald Trump, , Trump, Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy Organizations: House Homeland, U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, . House, Democrats, U.S . Constitution, House Republicans, Trump, Republican Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S ., Mexico, Iran, Saudi Arabia
Robin Geoulla had doubts about the automated driving technology equipped on his Tesla Model S when he bought the electric car in 2017. She said there is no comparison between Tesla’s Autopilot and the more rigorous autopilot systems used in aviation that involve trained pilots, rules addressing fatigue and testing for drugs and alcohol. The current NHTSA investigation of Autopilot in effect reopens the question of whether the technology is safe. He told regulators the request was “grossly overbroad” and that it would be impossible to catalog all concerns raised during Autopilot’s development, according to correspondence reviewed by Reuters. NHTSA will conduct our own independent validation and analysis of all information,” NHTSA told Reuters.
Persons: Robin Geoulla, Geoulla, Tesla, we’re, Jennifer Homendy, , Elon Musk, , Raj Rajkumar, Tesla’s, Todd Maron, Maron, Donald Trump’s, Joe Biden, Homendy Organizations: Tesla, National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB, Traffic Safety Administration, Reuters, NHTSA, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S, Regulators Locations: California, U.S, Williston , Florida
WASHINGTON — House Democrats plan to press forward with legislation aimed at preventing abuses of presidential power, strengthening Congress’ ability to enforce subpoenas and boosting protections for whistleblowers in what supporters of the measures say is largely a response to Donald Trump's actions as president. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will highlight the Protecting Our Democracy Act during a press conference alongside its chief sponsor, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. It would also ensure that incoming presidents have access to resources for the transition period following an election and would require the disclosure of contacts between the White House and Justice Department. Democrats introduced the measure in previous Congresses. If the measure advances in the House, Democrats would need at least 10 Republicans in the Senate to support the package for it to advance to a final vote.
Persons: Donald Trump's, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Trump, Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Steve Bannon, Michael Flynn Organizations: WASHINGTON —, Democrats, House Intelligence, Protect, White, Justice Department, House, Republicans
After striking a deal to buy the top unit at the Puck Penthouses in New York City, Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss are listing a smaller unit in the building for $23.5 million. The boutique condo project atop the famed Puck Building was developed by Kushner, the real-estate company previously led by Mr. Kushner’s brother, Jared Kushner, son-in-law of former President Donald Trump. Joshua Kushner, a venture capitalist, has no role in the company; Ms. Kloss is a model and the founder of Kode With Klossy, a coding camp for girls.
Persons: Joshua Kushner, Karlie, Puck, Kushner, Kushner’s, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump, Kloss Locations: New York City
(Reuters) - Robin Geoulla had doubts about the automated driving technology equipped on his Tesla Model S when he bought the electric car in 2017. She said there is no comparison between Tesla’s Autopilot and the more rigorous autopilot systems used in aviation that involve trained pilots, rules addressing fatigue and testing for drugs and alcohol. The current NHTSA investigation here of Autopilot in effect reopens the question of whether the technology is safe. He told regulators the request was “grossly overbroad” and that it would be impossible to catalog all concerns raised during Autopilot’s development, according to correspondence reviewed by Reuters. NHTSA will conduct our own independent validation and analysis of all information,” NHTSA told Reuters.
Persons: Robin Geoulla, Geoulla, Tesla, we’re, Jennifer Homendy, , Elon Musk, , Raj Rajkumar, Tesla’s, Todd Maron, Maron, Donald Trump’s, Joe Biden, Homendy Organizations: Reuters, Tesla, FIRST, REUTERS, National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB, Traffic Safety Administration, Tesla Inc, NHTSA, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S, Regulators Locations: Eaton County , Michigan, U.S, California, Williston , Florida
TOKYO (Reuters) - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is pulling back from U.S. retail banking with the $8 billion sale of MUFG Union Bank (MUB) to U.S. Bancorp as digital technology and industry consolidation squeeze out smaller lenders. Signboards of MUFG Bank are seen in Tokyo, Japan April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/FilesThe deal includes $5.5 billion in cash and $2.5 billion worth of shares that will give Japan’s biggest lender a 2.9% stake in Minneapolis-based Bancorp, which will become the fifth largest bank in the United States, the banks said on Tuesday. The deal with Bancorp comes as MUFG shifts its focus more to other parts of Asia. With assets of $132 billion, it provides corporate, commercial and retail banking as well as wealth management.
Persons: Toru Hanai, Morgan Stanley, ” Morito Emi, , , Emi, Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s Organizations: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial, MUFG Union Bank, U.S . Bancorp, MUFG Bank, REUTERS, Bancorp, Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Union Bank Locations: TOKYO, U.S, Tokyo, Japan, Minneapolis, United States, West Coast, Asia, MUB, MUFG’s U.S
TORONTO — Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party a victory in Monday’s parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats failed. Trudeau didn’t win enough seats to avoid having to rely on help from other parties to pass legislation. A Conservative win would have represented a rebuke of Trudeau against a politician with a fraction of his name recognition. O’Toole advertised himself a year ago as a “true-blue Conservative.” He became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada,” but immediately started working to push the party toward the political center. Adrian Archambault, a 53-year-old Vancouver resident, voted Liberal and said he didn’t mind the election was held during a pandemic.
Persons: Justin Trudeau’s, Trudeau, Pierre Trudeau, Trudeau didn’t, Andrej Ivanov, didn’t, Erin O’Toole didn’t, O’Toole, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Kenney, , Nelson Wiseman, Wiseman, Adrian Archambault, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Walied Soliman, Soliman, “ Trudeau, Daniel Béland Organizations: TORONTO, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party, Liberal, Conservatives, New Democratic Party, Greens, Delta, Getty, Conservative, Alberta Premier, Liberals, University of Toronto, Alberta Conservatives, Conservative Party, U.S, Former U.S, Democratic Party, O’Toole, McGill University, Locations: Monday’s, Quebec, Montreal, Canada, Alberta, Vancouver, U.S, Mexico
Jesse Benton worked as a campaign staffer for former Rep. Ron Paul, as well as Sens. In 2016, he was convicted of campaign finance crimes related to his role on the Ron Paul campaign. In an unsealed indictment, dated September 9, prosecutors allege Jesse Benton "conspired to illegally funnel thousands of dollars of foreign money from a Russian foreign national" into the campaign. In October 2016, Benton received a $100,000 wire transfer from the unnamed Russian national, the indictment states, promising him that he would get to "meet a celebrity" at a fundraiser in Philadelphia on September 22, 2016. The Russian national attended the fundraiser, according to the indictment, his travel to the United States facilitated by an alleged co-conspirator, Roy Douglas Wead, a conservative author.
Persons: Jesse Benton, Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Trump, US Sen, Benton, Donald Trump, Roy Douglas Wead, Benton —, Sen, Mitch McConnell —, Wead Organizations: Business, Service, US, US Department of Justice, Russian, Prosecutors, Ritz, Carlton, Republican Locations: Sens, Russia, Philadelphia, Center City, United States
Mark Zuckerberg said he would avoid fact-checking political posts if Trump didn't impose heavy regulations, a new book says. Peter Thiel told an associate that Zuckerberg cut the deal during a meeting at the White House in 2019, the book claims. Zuckerberg denied that such a deal had been made, according to the book, saying the notion was "pretty ridiculous." During the meeting, Zuckerberg pledged to Kushner that he wouldn't fact-check political posts on Facebook as long as the Trump administration steered clear of regulating the platform, Thiel told a confidant, according to the excerpt. Last year, Facebook also confirmed to The Washington Post that though the fact-checking policy was officially announced in September 2019, Facebook formally put it in place in September 2018, prior to the conversation that Zuckerberg had with Thiel, Kushner, and Trump.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Trump, Peter Thiel, Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, Max Chafkin, Kushner, Thiel, Chafkin, Twitter, Nick Clegg Organizations: White House, Facebook, Service, Zuckerberg, Trump, White, Silicon, The Intelligencer, PayPal, Capitol, Global Affairs, Communications, The Washington Post
Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty ImagesMinisters from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia will not meet with Iran at the United Nations this week to discuss a return to nuclear deal talks, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters on Monday. Diplomats were tentatively planning for a ministerial meeting of the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal on Wednesday on the sidelines of the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders. It's not in the agenda," said Borrell, who acts as coordinator for the nuclear deal — known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Trump reimposed harsh sanctions on Iran, which then started breaching curbs on its nuclear program. The Vienna talks were adjourned in June after hardliner Ebrahim Raisi was elected Iran's president and took office in August.
Persons: Josep Borrell, Angela Weiss, It's, Borrell, Hossein Amirabdollahian, Donald Trump, Trump, hardliner Ebrahim Raisi Organizations: European Union for Foreign Affairs, EU, AFP, Getty, Ministers, United, Union, Monday, Diplomats, U.S Locations: New York City, Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, Iran, United Nations, Vienna, United States, Tehran
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