Axios: Washington postpones the sale of M-16 rifles to Israel due to settler violence in the West Bank Axios: Washington postpones the sale of M-16 rifles to Israel due to settler violence in the West Bank

Axios: Washington postpones the sale of M-16 rifles to Israel due to settler violence in the West Bank

Axios: Washington postpones the sale of M-16 rifles to Israel due to settler violence in the West Bank

Two American officials revealed, on Wednesday, that President Joe Biden's administration had postponed the sale of M-16 assault rifles to Israel, due to increasing Israeli settler violence in the West Bank.
The American website "Axios" quoted the two officials as saying that a deal that includes 20,000 American-made M-16 rifles will be referred to the State Department for review, because the Biden administration does not feel confident that the Israeli government is doing enough to control extremist Israeli settlers. In the West Bank.

The website explained that the United States needs more guarantees from the Israeli government that it will do enough to reduce violence in the West Bank.

Violence has escalated in the occupied West Bank, which has already reached its highest levels in more than 15 years this year, after Israel launched a new war on the Gaza Strip in response to the Al-Aqsa flood battle sparked by the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas” with the resistance factions in The seventh of last October.

Last Monday, the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, said that the European Union began preparing a list of Israeli settlers who will be subject to sanctions due to attacks and assaults in the occupied West Bank.

Borrell previously "strongly" condemned the attacks carried out by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, after at least 122 Palestinians were killed at the hands of Israeli forces or at the hands of settlers in the West Bank since October 7.



Trump denies his intention to allow Pyongyang to keep its nuclear weapons if he becomes president


Former US President Donald Trump described what was published in the media about his willingness, if elected president, to ease sanctions on Pyongyang in exchange for conditions, as “misleading information.”
Trump wrote on the social networking site Truth Social, after those sites published about his readiness, if elected president, to ease the sanctions imposed on North Korea , in exchange for Pyongyang’s retreat from producing new nuclear weapons while preserving the amount of weapons it already has.

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He added: “The fake news, usually citing anonymous sources in Politico, suggests that my position on North Korea’s nuclear weapons has softened. It is a made-up story and disinformation spread by Democrats to distract and create confusion.”

He added that at the same time, there is still truth in what was published, which is that “it is well compatible with Kim Jong Un.”

It is noteworthy that earlier today, Wednesday, the newspaper "Politico", citing three sources familiar with Trump's plans, reported that Trump was considering, if re-elected, allowing North Korea to retain nuclear weapons and easing economic sanctions on it if Pyongyang backed down. On the production of new weapons.

The sources pointed out that one possible option would be to "freeze North Korea's nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions and other forms of aid."
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