Zarif Highlights Contradiction between Trump Admin’s Claims, Intelligence Assertion


"Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!" he said in a series of tweets.

Trump's string of tweets came after the leaders of the top national intelligence agencies on Tuesday released their annual report on worldwide security threats. The Director of the Federal Bureau of investigation, Christopher Wray, said: "The threat of Chinese counter-espionage is bigger, more diverse, more challenging, more extensive and more disturbing than any threat of counter-espionage, I can think of".

In his arguments posted to Twitter, Trump accused Tehran of actively seeking nuclear weapons, reiterating the justification he gave for withdrawing a year ago from a multilateral treaty on Iran. Still, he called Tehran "a source of potential danger and conflict".

Trump said the only thing holding Iran back is its "crashing" economy. Be careful of Iran.

Trump tweeted that intelligence officials were "extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran".

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U.S. Asserts Guaido's Control Over Key Venezuela Bank Accounts
The sanctions will not likely affect consumer prices at the gas pump but will hit oil refiners, particularly those on the U.S. The sanctions are likely to hit daily life hard in Venezuela, where public spending is nearly entirely funded by oil.

President Donald Trump admitted he had not read an intelligence report when speaking to the press on Thursday.

Trump's comments on ISIS also compared progress against the terror group under his tenure favorably to the end of the Obama administration - at one point he claimed Wednesday that "ISIS was out of control in Syria" when he took over - though by the time Trump's presidency began, ISIS was already on the decline, with the United States declaring 75% of ISIS fighters killed by December 2016.

In an article on Tuesday, the Time said Coats has contradicted President Trump's statements on North Korea, Syria and Russian Federation in an address to the Senate and had argued that Daesh (ISIS) terrorist group continues to pose a threat to the U.S. despite the Administration's claims that it has been defeated.

Jim Himes (D-CT) called out President Donald Trump's lies about his chiefs of intelligence describing the coverage of their testimony as "fake news".

The intelligence director also noted that Daesh* has still not been completely defeated in the Middle East. "People risk their lives for the intelligence he just tosses aside".

Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said it was unsafe for the president to dismiss the findings of his own intelligence agencies. He added, "It means the country is fundamentally less safe".

New poll shows Venezuelans overwhelmingly oppose military intervention and U.S. sanctions
Guaido said on Tuesday he did not underestimate the threat of imprisonment but did not believe it was "anything new". Storchak said Venezuela owes Russian Federation $3bn, with repayments twice a year of around $100m.

At a hearing Tuesday, Coats said intelligence information does not support the idea that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will eliminate his nuclear weapons. He said, "Moscow's relationship with Beijing is closer than it's been in many decades".

Despite warning by the global community, President Donald Trump withdrew the US unilaterally from the 2015 nuclear deal in May and ordered sanctions against Iran.

Trump's most important ally in the Senate, majority leader Mitch McConnell, warned of a "premature withdrawal" of US troops from Afghanistan and Syria. Prominent members of his own party have denounced what Sen.

Trump has invested heavily in improving relations with North Korea in hopes of getting the reclusive communist nation to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

The president has facing increasing public criticism and pushback - branded "rebuke" and "repudiation" by observers - on his key foreign policy initiatives in recent days from close party allies, including Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican-controlled senate, and United States intelligence chiefs.

The president's comments drew rebukes from the ranking Democrats on the Senate and House intel panels, Sen.

Maduro regime in disarray as Venezuelan military envoy to U.S. defects
In turn, Maduro took to Twitter on Monday to voice his support for the armed forces amid attempts by the opposition to woo them. On 22 January, the opposition-run National Assembly adopted a statement declaring that Maduro had usurped power.

Even some Republicans took issue with Trump's criticisms.