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North Korea slams “POLITICAL PROSTITUTE” Nikki Haley in new statement

North Korea accused Nikki Haley of being “stupid, foolish” and a “beginner diplomat”.

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North Korea has released a statement slamming Nikki Haley for claiming North Korea is “begging for war”, a statement she made during the most recent UN Security Council debate on the Korea crisis.

Additionally, the statement criticises her personal inexperience and lack of comprehension of basis facts of international relations as well as offering a more broad criticism of US foreign policy.

Earlier, Haley revealed that Donald Trump offered her the position of Secretary of State although she turned it down before accepting Trump’s counter-offer to be US Ambassador to the United States.

READ MORE: Nikki Haley was offered Secretary of States job and turned it down

The North Korean statement appears to coincide with Haley’s shock revelation.

The entire statement from the DPRK is reproduced below:

“U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, a political prostitute, has kicked off a hysteric fit, exasperated by the DPRK’s nuclear weaponization that has reached its final phase.
At an urgent UN Security Council meeting on Sept. 4 she hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK, stunning the world public.

Her rubbish about “misuse of missile and nuclear weapon” and “begging for a war” is just a revelation of the ill-intended purpose to adopt a new toughest “sanctions resolution” with ease by describing the DPRK as a “provoker of war.”

As far as Nikki Haley is concerned, she is just a beginner in politics and diplomacy as she came under public criticism for her string of rubbish over the ballistic rocket launch of the DPRK in March last.

Not content with it, she fully revealed her bad blood toward the DPRK by slandering it over its non-existent “human rights issue” and crying out for taking a military option against it. She is crazily swishing her skirt, playing the flagship role in Trump administration’s hideous sanctions and pressure racket against the DPRK.

She became a laughing stock of the world public for her reckless tongue-lashing devoid of any elementary conception of reason. It seems that she is still ignorant of what disaster would be entailed by her stupidity.

So wretched is the plight of the U.S. which put forward such depraved woman and beginner diplomat as its representative in the UN arena.
She talked as if the DPRK were inviting a war while the U.S. wanted peace, asserting that there is a limit to the patience of the U.S. But with no rhetoric can the U.S. cover up its true colors as chieftain of aggression and war and wrecker of peace.

In actuality, the heavyweights of the U.S. are busy with arms selling.
South Korean media, commenting on a recent phone dialogue between Trump and the south Korean chief executive, disclosed that the U.S. president personally opted for pressurizing south Korea to buy U.S.-made weapons with the lifted limitation of the south Korean puppet army’s missile warhead weight as a momentum. This is not surprising.

It is just the U.S. which appeared with aggression and has grown corpulent through wars. It has ceaselessly ignited wars to seek regime change in the countries incurring its disfavor.
The U.S. escalating nuclear threats and blackmails pushed the DPRK to have access to nukes, and the world acknowledges that the DPRK’s access to nukes is a reasonable option to protect its vital rights and sovereignty.

Nothing will be more foolish than to think that the DPRK, a strong nuclear power, will remain passive toward that outrageous pressure aimed at crippling its “social system.”
Nikki should be careful with her tongue though she might be a blind fool.
The U.S. administration will have to pay a dear price for her tongue-lashing”.

 

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Freethinking Влади́мир
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Freethinking Влади́мир

NK is saying what the rest of us thinks about her.

Neil
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Neil

You and I hate her viscerally, Vladimir, but just imagine how Assad and Un hate her!

Kaput
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Kaput

please, feeling sorry for her is nicer……………. she is definitly mentally unstable

Neil
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Neil

You are right, Chevi, and I really shouldn’t comment when I’ve been drinking. Sorry everybody!
But they really hate her in NK! and that is understandable. I’ve never read any statement so angry at any individual diplomat.

Shahna
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But they say it so colourfully – I especially like the swishing skirt.

SarahGJohnson
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SarahGJohnson

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Brian De Paolo
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Brian De Paolo

Every time I hear this lady talk, it seems that she just cannot find a handle on being diplomatic…its all accusations, false perceptions and bullying if she can….this is not a diplomat but an instructor….I though Hillary was bad….shes got a twin

Shahna
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“beginner diplomat” …. :-)))

Tarciso Ribeiro
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Tarciso Ribeiro

that’s right.

Lisa Karpova
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Lady? That’s no lady. I’ve read that she’s a disgusting pig.

Wayne Blow
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Wayne Blow

And I believe it!!!!!

Kaput
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Kaput

pig is too soft, she is a orca on celibacy vows

cap960
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cap960

This lady…I see no “lady” in her.

Kaput
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Kaput

she looks as if she has run away from a mental institution lol

TimBob
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TimBob

You got to hand it to her though, she’s a great story teller… Just a shame all her stories are fiction.

aorpheous
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aorpheous

Anyone who has followed US foreign policy for sometime and particularly the US position as expressed by its ambassadors at the UN, knows they are Shameless blackmail, arrogance, and contempt for International law. Nimrata Randhawa’s predecessors, Samantha Powers, Susan Rice, John Bolton, and Madeleine Albright, were all the same shit the only difference being she is the only one who camevout of a waffle house. The syndicate of organized crime called US government, this collection of war criminals, thugs, mobsters racketeer and global tertorists ate the sole responsible for the Korean Peninsula crisis, NOT DPRK. NORTH KOREA, is absolutely both… Read more »

louis robert
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louis robert

That most despicable creature Secretary of State?

George Carlin was absolutely right after all: that’s the best the Empire can do, “garbage in, garbage out”.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jpWrsEpWgrc

Shahna
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That is excellent – thank you.

louis robert
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louis robert

You’re too kind, Shahna. You want to drop a line to the immortal Carlin! I’m sure he’ll appreciate… 😇 🙏🏻

Wayne Blow
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Wayne Blow

Carlin was so right on!!!!

ruca
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ruca

Gotta love Carlin.

nshah
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nshah

That’s just great.. tx.. hehehe

JPH
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JPH

Insulting to honest prostitutes.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

lol!

Kaput
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Kaput

please remove …honest…….

Shahna
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“Haley revealed that Donald Trump offered her the position of Secretary of State” ….. WTF?

I hadn’t actually realised that the US could be worse off than it currently is without employing an actual monkey for the job —- boy was I wrong.

Lisa Karpova
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A monkey would do a much better job.

ruca
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ruca

Yes because the shit flinging would at least be contained to one room, rather than across the planet.

Kaput
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Kaput

you just made me laugh…………………… nice

dago dingo
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dago dingo

America has an Orangutan running it’s country, what would you expect. Actually, sorry, an insult to apes in general.

Lisa Karpova
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Better an Orangutan than a certified demonic wicked witch who thought about making voodoo dolls of her opponents and sticking pins in them.

DenLilleAbe
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DenLilleAbe

That is about the first time the North Koreans have made a statement that is perfectly true.

tjoes
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tjoes

Try this;

PROPAGANDA | FULL ENGLISH VERSION (2012)

DenLilleAbe
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DenLilleAbe

I will give it a go! 🙂
Yes , but not from NK. 🙂
But still true!

Shahna
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“She became a laughing stock of the world public for her reckless tongue-lashing devoid of any elementary conception of reason.”

Well. All I can say there is – he’s 100% spot-on.
The entire planet sniggered at that : “North Korea wants war – America never wants war – but our country’s patience is limited” pure bullshìte gumf.

Getagrippse
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Getagrippse

A total neo-con – her words are worthless

Shue
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Shue

This warmongering scum’s real name was Nimrata Randhawa

dago dingo
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dago dingo

How can America expect any human being living on planet earth with half a brain to take it seriously when it puts idiots such as this waffle house waitress in charge of it’s U.N mission??? Sorry, but your country ceased to have any credibility right after it dropped bombs on Nagasaki & Hiroshima. Just go away & die somewhere.

Kaput
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Kaput

better still, let her stay……….. she is doing just fine………….. damaging yankee ” we are the best ” lol

SFC Steven M Barry USA RET
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SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

DPRK forgot to add, Waffle House Waitress.

santiago
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santiago

ughh Nikki Haley the Sihk-Jew is a filthy creature. In a short time she has managed to be more contemptible than Samantha Power.

michael houston
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michael houston

she must be one of those “crypto-zionist rednecks”having just fallen off the bus from israel….still dazed and wondering why all these people are staring at her…..what a classic gem….a paradigm of diplomatic sea sickness…..

Dot
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Dot

She’s not a ‘beginner diplomat’. Anyone who has raised more than 2 children at once, in the same home learns diplomatic skills beyond the abilities of this creature. Parents start out as beginner diplomats and often become masters in no time if they actually give a squat. This mongrel doesn’t care about anything except herself.

aussie43
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aussie43

The last sentence wasn’t necessary, otherwise OK.

José Antonio
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José Antonio

Haley is a dangerous bitch. I wonder why Trump insisted so much in having her in his team. It seems that Trump’s moves suggest his stand is far from what he promised to do.

Kaput
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Kaput

lol this trash kido must stay put, I enjoy having a good laugh at the yankdome, the creep is just dong fine, keep it on at the theater, very good actress indeed. Shakespeare must contact her soon.

tjoes
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tjoes

AIPAC loves her

Suzanne Giraud
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Suzanne Giraud

Hugs a million to DPRK: calling a spade a spade.

GeorgeG
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GeorgeG

Thirty-one comments so far. I have been reading and re-reading the N. Korean statement. It is a gem worth savoring like a fine wine, slowly, calmly. It takes aim at Nikki Haley. Yes, she is foolish, yes, she is a fool. All the better. She reveals — against her will and intent, of course, but that is always the case with American hegemonic buffoonery — that the US has blown its powder. The UN Security Council is the *world* forum. And what does Nikki tell *the world*? They are begging for war… we don’t want war. So let us relish… Read more »

bluewater
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bluewater

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Abi Shah
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Abi Shah

Nikki is like Haley’s comet first you see it then its gone in a flash..lmao

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

It is not unkind to say that the majority of US government senior officials , Top Military officers and Politicians should really be in jail or a lunatic asylum.

John R Balch Jr
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John R Balch Jr

UN Ambassador Bubble Headed Neo-con Heartthrob Waffle House Waitress Nikki Haley is out for only her own self and what ever makes her think she looks good. She has absolutely no foreign policy experience or even knowledge of any foreign countries policies history culture or its people and just what they are or are not capable of doing.

Murray Smith
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Murray Smith

I would have been much less generous than that.

Denis Patrick Gill
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Denis Patrick Gill

This Indian woman is so desperate for the approval of her Jewish masters that she will do anything.

poetman
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poetman

Nikki Haley needs to be fired NOW. She’s an embarrassment and a disgusting warmonger

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Skripal and Khashoggi: A Tale of Two Disappearances

Two disappearances, and two different responses.

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Two disappearances, and two very different responses from Western governments, which illustrates their rank hypocrisy.

When former Russian spy Sergei Skripal went missing in England earlier this year, there was almost immediate punitive action by the British government and its NATO allies against Moscow. By contrast, Western governments are straining with restraint towards Saudi Arabia over the more shocking and provable case of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The outcry by Western governments and media over the Skripal affair was deafening and resulted in Britain, the US and some 28 other countries expelling dozens of Russian diplomats on the back of unsubstantiated British allegations that the Kremlin tried to assassinate an exiled spy with a deadly nerve agent. The Trump administration has further tightened sanctions citing the Skripal incident.

London’s case against Moscow has been marked by wild speculation and ropey innuendo. No verifiable evidence of what actually happened to Sergei Skripal (67) and his daughter Yulia has been presented by the British authorities. Their claim that President Vladimir Putin sanctioned a hit squad armed with nerve poison relies on sheer conjecture.

All we know for sure is that the Skripals have been disappeared from public contact by the British authorities for more than seven months, since the mysterious incident of alleged poisoning in Salisbury on March 4.

Russian authorities and family relatives have been steadfastly refused any contact by London with the Skripal pair, despite more than 60 official requests from Moscow in accordance with international law and in spite of the fact that Yulia is a citizen of the Russian Federation with consular rights.

It is an outrage that based on such thin ice of “evidence”, the British have built an edifice of censure against Moscow, rallying an international campaign of further sanctions and diplomatic expulsions.

Now contrast that strenuous reaction, indeed hyper over-reaction, with how Britain, the US, France, Canada and other Western governments are ever-so slowly responding to Saudi Arabia over the Khashoggi case.

After nearly two weeks since Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the Saudi regime is this week finally admitting he was killed on their premises – albeit, they claim, in a “botched interrogation”.

Turkish and American intelligence had earlier claimed that Khashoggi was tortured and murdered on the Saudi premises by a 15-member hit squad sent from Riyadh.

Even more grisly, it is claimed that Khashoggi’s body was hacked up with a bone saw by the killers, his remains secreted out of the consulate building in boxes, and flown back to Saudi Arabia on board two private jets connected to the Saudi royal family.

What’s more, the Turks and Americans claim that the whole barbaric plot to murder Khashoggi was on the orders of senior Saudi rulers, implicating Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The latest twist out of Riyadh, is an attempt to scapegoat “rogue killers” and whitewash the House of Saudi from culpability.

The fact that 59-year-old Khashoggi was a legal US resident and a columnist for the Washington Post has no doubt given his case such prominent coverage in Western news media. Thousands of other victims of Saudi vengeance are routinely ignored in the West.

Nevertheless, despite the horrific and damning case against the Saudi monarchy, the response from the Trump administration, Britain and others has been abject.

President Trump has blustered that there “will be severe consequences” for the Saudi regime if it is proven culpable in the murder of Khashoggi. Trump quickly qualified, however, saying that billion-dollar arms deals with the oil-rich kingdom will not be cancelled. Now Trump appears to be joining in a cover-up by spinning the story that the Khashoggi killing was done by “rogue killers”.

Britain, France and Germany this week issued a joint statement calling for “a credible investigation” into the disappearance. But other than “tough-sounding” rhetoric, none of the European states have indicated any specific sanctions, such as weapons contracts being revoked or diplomatic expulsions.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “concerned” by the gruesome claims about Khashoggi’s killing, but he reiterated that Ottawa would not be scrapping a $15 billion sale of combat vehicles to Riyadh.

The Saudi rulers have even threatened retaliatory measures if sanctions are imposed by Western governments.

Saudi denials of official culpability seem to be a brazen flouting of all reason and circumstantial evidence that Khashoggi was indeed murdered in the consulate building on senior Saudi orders.

This week a glitzy international investor conference in Saudi Arabia is being boycotted by top business figures, including the World Bank chief, Jim Yong Kim, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon and Britain’s venture capitalist Richard Branson. Global firms like Ford and Uber have pulled out, as have various media sponsors, such as CNN, the New York Times and Financial Times. Withdrawal from the event was in response to the Khashoggi affair.

A growing bipartisan chorus of US Senators, including Bob Corker, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham and Chris Murphy, have called for the cancellation of American arms sales to Saudi Arabia, as well as for an overhaul of the strategic partnership between the two countries.

Still, Trump has rebuffed calls for punitive response. He has said that American jobs and profits depend on the Saudi weapons market. Some 20 per cent of all US arms sales are estimated to go to the House of Saud.

The New York Times this week headlined: “In Trump’s Saudi Bargain, the Bottom Line Proudly Stands Out”.

The Trump White House will be represented at the investment conference in Saudi Arabia this week – dubbed “Davos in the Desert” by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. He said he was attending in spite of the grave allegations against the Saudi rulers.

Surely the point here is the unseemly indulgence by Western governments of Saudi Arabia and its so-called “reforming” Crown Prince. It is remarkable how much credulity Washington, London, Paris, Ottawa and others are affording the Saudi despots who, most likely, have been caught redhanded in a barbarous murder.

Yet, when it comes to Russia and outlandish, unproven claims that the Kremlin carried out a bizarre poison-assassination plot, all these same Western governments abandon all reason and decorum to pile sanctions on Russia based on lurid, hollow speculation. The blatant hypocrisy demolishes any pretense of integrity or principle.

Here is another connection between the Skripal and Khashoggi affairs. The Saudis no doubt took note of the way Britain’s rulers have shown absolute disregard and contempt for international law in their de facto abduction of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. If the British can get away with that gross violation, then the Saudis probably thought that nobody would care too much if they disappeared Jamal Khashoggi.

Grotesquely, the way things are shaping up in terms of hypocritical lack of action by the Americans, British and others towards the Saudi despots, the latter might just get away with murder. Not so Russia. The Russians are not allowed to get away with even an absurd fantasy.

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US-China trade war heats up as surplus hits record $34 Billion (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 136.

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According to a report by the AFP, China’s trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $34.1 billion in September, despite a raft of US tariffs, official data showed Friday, adding fuel to the fire of a worsening trade war.

Relations between the world’s two largest economies have soured sharply this year, with US President Donald Trump vowing on Thursday to inflict economic pain on China if it does not blink.
The two countries imposed new tariffs on a massive amount of each other’s goods mid-September, with the US targeting $200 billion in Chinese imports and Beijing firing back at $60 billion worth of US goods.

“China-US trade friction has caused trouble and pounded our foreign trade development,” customs spokesman Li Kuiwen told reporters Friday.

But China’s trade surplus with the US grew 10 percent in September from a record $31 billion in August, according to China’s customs administration. It was a 22 percent jump from the same month last year.

China’s exports to the US rose to $46.7 billion while imports slumped to $12.6 billion.

China’s overall trade — what it buys and sells with all countries including the US — logged a $31.7 billion surplus, as exports rose faster than imports.

Exports jumped 14.5 percent for September on-year, beating forecasts from analysts polled by Bloomberg News, while imports rose 14.3 percent on-year.

While the data showed China’s trade remained strong for the month, analysts forecast the trade war will start to hurt in coming months.

China’s export jump for the month suggests exporters were shipping goods early to beat the latest tariffs, said ANZ’s China economist Betty Wang, citing the bounce in electrical machinery exports, much of which faced the looming duties.

“We will watch for downside risks to China’s exports” in the fourth quarter, Wang said.

Analysts say a sharp depreciation of the yuan has also helped China weather the tariffs by making its exports cheaper.

“The big picture is the Chinese exports have so far held up well in the face of escalating trade tensions and cooling global growth, most likely thanks to the competitiveness boost provided by a weaker renminbi (yuan),” said Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics.

“With global growth likely to cool further in the coming quarters and US tariffs set to become more punishing, the recent resilience of exports is unlikely to be sustained,” he said.

According to Bloomberg US President Donald Trump’s new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement isn’t that different from the North American Free Trade Agreement that it replaced. But hidden in the bowels of the new trade deal is a clause, Article 32.10, that could have a far-reaching impact. The new agreement requires member states to get approval from the other members if they initiate trade negotiations with a so-called non-market economy. In practice, “non-market” almost certainly means China. If, for example, Canada begins trade talks with China, it has to show the full text of the proposed agreement to the U.S. and Mexico — and if either the U.S. or Mexico doesn’t like what it sees, it can unilaterally kick Canada out of the USMCA.

Although it seems unlikely that the clause would be invoked, it will almost certainly exert a chilling effect on Canada and Mexico’s trade relations with China. Forced to choose between a gargantuan economy across the Pacific and another one next door, both of the U.S.’s neighbors are almost certain to pick the latter.

This is just another part of Trump’s general trade waragainst China. It’s a good sign that Trump realizes that unilateral U.S. efforts alone won’t be enough to force China to make concessions on issues like currency valuation, intellectual-property protection and industrial subsidies. China’s export markets are much too diverse:

If Trump cuts the U.S. off from trade with China, the likeliest outcome is that China simply steps up its exports to other markets. That would bind the rest of the world more closely to China and weaken the global influence of the U.S. China’s economy would take a small but temporary hit, while the U.S. would see its position as the economic center of the world slip into memory.

Instead, to take on China, Trump needs a gang. And that gang has to be much bigger than just North America. But most countries in Europe and East Asia probably can’t be bullied into choosing between the U.S. and China. — their ties to the U.S. are not as strong as those of Mexico and Canada. Countries such as South Korea, Germany, India and Japan will need carrots as well as sticks if they’re going to join a U.S.-led united trade front against China.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the escalating trade war between the United States and China, and the record trade surplus that positions China with a bit more leverage than Trump anticipated.

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Via Zerohedge Trump Threatens China With More Tariffs, Does Not Seek Economic “Depression”

US equity futures dipped in the red after President Trump threatened to impose a third round of tariffs on China and warned that Chinese meddling in U.S. politics was a “bigger problem” than Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

During the same interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes”, in which Trump threatened to impose sanctions against Saudi Arabia if the Saudis are found to have killed WaPo reported Khashoggi, and which sent Saudi stock plunging, Trump said he “might,” impose a new round of tariffs on China, adding that while he has “great chemistry” with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and noting that Xi “wants to negotiate”, he doesn’t “know that that’s necessarily going to continue.” Asked if American products have become more expensive due to tariffs on China, Trump said that “so far, that hasn’t turned out to be the case.”

“They can retaliate, but they can’t, they don’t have enough ammunition to retaliate,” Trump says, “We do $100 billion with them. They do $531 billion with us.”

Trump was also asked if he wants to push China’s economy into a depression to which the US president said “no” before comparing the country’s stock-market losses since the tariffs first launched to those in 1929, the start of the Great Depression in the U.S.

“I want them to negotiate a fair deal with us. I want them to open their markets like our markets are open,” Trump said in the interview that aired Sunday. So far, the U.S. has imposed three rounds of tariffs on Chinese imports totaling $250 billion, prompting China to retaliate against U.S. products. The president previously has threatened to hit virtually all Chinese imports with duties.

Asked about his relationship with Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin’s alleged efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, Trump quickly turned back to China. “They meddled,” he said of Russia, “but I think China meddled too.”

“I think China meddled also. And I think, frankly, China … is a bigger problem,” Trump said, as interviewer Lesley Stahl interrupted him for “diverting” from a discussion of Russia.

Shortly before an audacious speech by Mike Pence last weekend, in which the US vice president effectively declared a new cold war on Beijing (see “Russell Napier: Mike Pence Announces Cold War II”), Trump made similar accusations during a speech at the United Nations last month, which his aides substantiated by pointing to long-term Chinese influence campaigns and an advertising section in the Des Moines Register warning farmers about the potential effects of Trump’s tariffs.

Meanwhile, in a rare U.S. television appearance, China’s ambassador to the U.S. said Beijing has no choice but to respond to what he described as a trade war started by the U.S.

“We never wanted a trade war, but if somebody started a trade war against us, we have to respond and defend our own interests,” said China’s Ambassador Cui Tiankai.

Cui also dismissed as “groundless” the abovementioned suggestion by Vice President Mike Pence that China has orchestrated an effort to meddle in U.S. domestic affairs. Pence escalated the rhetoric in a speech Oct. 4, saying Beijing has created a “a whole-of-government approach” to sway American public opinion, including spies, tariffs, coercive measures and a propaganda campaign.

Pence’s comments were some of the most critical about China by a high-ranking U.S. official in recent memory. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo got a lecture when he visited Beijing days later, about U.S. actions that were termed “completely out of line.” The tough words followed months of increases tit-for-tat tariffs imposed by Washington and Beijing that have ballooned to cover hundreds of billions of dollars in bilateral trade.

During a recent interview with National Public Radio, Cui said the U.S. has “not sufficiently” dealt in good faith with the Chinese on trade matters, saying “the U.S. position keeps changing all the time so we don’t know exactly what the U.S. would want as priorities.”

Meanwhile, White House economic director Larry Kudlow said on “Fox News Sunday” that President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will “probably meet” at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires in late November. “There’s plans and discussions and agendas” being discussed, he said. So far, talks with China on trade have been “unsatisfactory,” Kudlow said. “We’ve made our asks” on allegations of intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers, he added. “We have to have reciprocity.”

Addressing the upcoming meeting, Cui said he was present at two previous meetings of Xi and Trump, and that top-level communication “played a key role, an irreplaceable role, in guiding the relationship forward.” Despite current tensions the two have a “good working relationship,” he said.

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Massacre in Crimea kills dozens, many in critical condition

According to preliminary information, the incident was caused by a gas explosion at a college facility in Kerch, Crimea.

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“We are clarifying the information at the moment. Preliminary figures are 50 injured and 10 dead. Eight ambulance crews are working at the site and air medical services are involved,” the press-service for the Crimean Ministry of Health stated.

Medics announced that at least 50 people were injured in the explosion in Kerch and 25 have already been taken to local hospital with moderate wounds, according to Sputnik.

Local news outlets reported that earlier in the day, students at the college heard a blast and windows of the building were shattered.

Putin Orders that Assistance Be Provided to Victims of Blast in Kerch – Kremlin Spokesman

“The president has instructed the Ministry of Health and the rescue services to take emergency measures to assist victims of this explosion, if necessary, to ensure the urgent transportation of seriously wounded patients to leading medical institutions of Russia, whether in Moscow or other cities,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitriy Peskov said.

The president also expressed his condolences to all those affected by the tragic incident.

Manhunt Underway in Kerch as FSB Specialists Investigate Site of Explosion – National Anti-Terrorist Committee

The site of the blast that rocked a city college in Kerch is being examined by FSB bomb disposal experts and law enforcement agencies are searching for clues that might lead to the arrest of the perpetrators, the National Anti Terrorism Committee said in a statement.

“Acting on orders from the head of the NAC’s local headquarters, FSB, Interior Ministry, Russian Guards and Emergency Ministry units have arrived at the site. The territory around the college has been cordoned off and the people inside the building evacuated… Mine-disposal experts are working at the site and law enforcement specialists are investigating,” the statement said.

Terrorist Act Considered as Possible Cause of Blast in Kerch – Kremlin Spokesman

“The tragic news that comes from Kerch. Explosion. The president was informed … The data on those killed and the number of injured is constantly updated,” Peskov told reporters.

“[The version of a terrorist attack] is being considered,” he said.

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