Proving once again that he’s lacking even the basic skills of diplomacy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled his visit to Pyongyang last month. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on the other hand, have signed a joint statement following their bilateral talks in Pyongyang. The countries’ defence chiefs have meanwhile signed a separate military pact.
The United Nations Security Council turned down a compromise resolution on Syria, proposed by Sweden and seconded by Russia seeking investigation on the alleged chemical attack in Douma. Five countries supported the resolution with two permanent members – United States and Britain – opposing it.
Russia will expel 60 US diplomats and close the US Consulate in St. Petersburg in response to similar actions by Washington over the Skripal poisoning case. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced the retaliatory measures against the US.
The UK will consider its next steps in response to Russia’s expulsion of 23 diplomats, British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. It comes amid London’s allegations that Russia was behind the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.
In the main media outlets Americans read, see or listen to, Russia is the bad guy in the black hat and the West is the good guy. And sometimes — as you know — the good guy in the white...