France Ignores Trump’s Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron’s office says it has no comment about a series of disparaging remarks by US President Donald Trump against the French president and nation.

Trump unleashed what seemed like a personal grudge against President Macron over his recent call to establish a “real, European army” to provide “protection from China, Russia, and even from the United States of America.”

The US president said it was America that came to the rescue of France during World War II.

Bolton’s remarks show his deep grudge against Iranians

TEHRAN– Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi has dismissed the cheap remarks recently made by US National Security Advisor John Bolton, describing them as a symptom of his anti-Iran grudge and chronic sadism.

“Time, history and the Iranian culture have always been able to teach the necessary lessons to scoundrels who make excessive demands and who rave and rant, and [have been able] to easily tame insane, recalcitrant and unruly individuals,” the official website of Iran's Foreign Ministry quoted Ghasemi as saying on Wednesday, according to the Mehr News Agency.

Iran Had ‘Credible Info’ about Saudi Assassination Plot, FM Says

TEHRAN– Iran’s foreign minister confirmed that Saudi officials close to Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman plotted to assassinate senior Iranian officials.

“Tehran had credible information on this,” Mohammad Javad Zarif told the New Arab’s Arabic-language service in an interview, which will be published in full on November 13, Tasnim News reported.

The minister was referring to a report published on Sunday in The New York Times that detailed a plan to hire private operatives to kill senior Iranian officials, including Major General Qassem Soleimani.

Putin, Trump to Discuss INF Treaty on Sidelines of G20 summit – Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump intend to hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina at the end of this month. Among the issues they hope to discuss is the US decision to quit the INF Treaty, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Monday.

"[At the events in Paris on November 11] Putin had a quick word with Trump," Peskov said. "They agreed they had a great deal to discuss, including the INF Treaty. They decided to do this at the G20 summit in Argentina," Peskov said.

Putin and Trump last Sunday attended ceremonies in Paris at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Originally the Russian and US leaders had agreed to use that opportunity for conducting separate bilateral negotiations only to postpone them at the request of the French side, because a Russian-US summit might have distracted the world public’s attention from the main theme of the events.

UK Almost Disappointed of Reaching Brexit Deal in November

London has all but given up hope for reaching an agreement on leaving the European Union that could be finalized this month, a UK government source says.

“There’s no breakthrough at the moment,” the source told The Guardian newspaper on Monday, insisting that there remained too many sticking points to complete the talks this month as it had been originally hoped for.

Britain and the EU had expressed hope that a broad deal on Brexit could be reached this week so that Brussels could call an extraordinary summit of leaders to endorse the agreement.

Iran Ready for Cooperation with EU, Says Larijani

Iran is ready for cooperation with the European countries, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday, IRNA reported.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) led to the progress of economic relations between Iran and Europe, but US President Donald Trump's measures made obstacles in the way of two sides' cooperation, Larijani said.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Iran is ready to cooperate with Europe, Larijani added.

EU Arms Sales to Saudi, UAE Since 2015 Total More than $86 Billion

European countries have approved arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE worth more than $86.7 billion since 2015, according to figures compiled by leading online news outlet Middle East Eye.

Their contribution in aid to the impoverished nation which faces a devastating Saudi war and blockade amounts to just two percent of their revenues from the arms sales, it reported on Monday.

The value of the licenses which the countries issued in 2015 and 2016 - the only years for which arms exports reports are available - amount to over 55 times what they have donated to the UN’s Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, which is underfunded.

Russian MoD Proves Falseness of Accusations against Syrian Army of Using Chemical Weapons

MOSCOW-Director of Special laboratory at Russian Defense Ministry Vladimir Vateinkov announced Monday that the results of the independent analysis of the chemical lab on the samples that were taken from supposed places of using chemical weapons in Syria have proven the falseness of accusations directed to the Syrian army, according to SANA.

Vateinkov told ""Krasnaya Zvezda" newspaper in an interview published today that since 2014 and until today, the lab team has analyzed more than 700 different samples from those places, adding that the results of analysis were sent to the Russian Foreign and Defense Ministries and then they were used at the UNSC and the Organization on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons as evidence on the fabrications of using chemical weapons by the Syrian army.