Trump supporter to become new ambassador in Germany
After the Trumps election to the US president, the image of the United States has suffered abroad. This is evident from a survey. As a result, only 22 percent of the people surveyed in 37 countries have confidence in Trumps foreign policy. Trump is also confronted with some problems in America itself. Read the latest developments in US policy here in the news ticker from FOCUS Online.
The most important news in brief:The US government around President Donald Trump regularly makes headlines.Finally, the 71-year-old has achieved a leg victory in the legal dispute about his entry ban. The Supreme Court in Washington reintroduced the temporary ban on citizens of several Muslim states as well as all refugees. As a next big step, Trump wants to abolish the health reform of former US President Obama. If this were the case, 22 million Americans would no longer be insured.
Trumpappoints diplomats John Bass as the new US Ambassador to Afghanistan
2:31 PM:US President Donald Trump has appointed the diplomat John Bass as the new ambassador in Afghanistan. The career diploma, born in 1964, is currently the US ambassador to Turkey, as the White House announced on Thursday (local time). He has been on the post since October 2014, he was sent by Trumps predecessor Barack Obama.
In Kabul, Bass will be “the world’s biggest message” with a budget of billions of dollars and 3000 employees from the US, Afghanistan and non-EU countries.
The US has currently stationed some 8400 soldiers in Afghanistan, which are part of the NATO support mission “Resolute Support”. A further 5,000 US soldiers could be sent to strengthen the anti-terrorist struggle.
Most of the past decade, Bass has spent the money helping the US government to mobilize allies and resources in the fight against terrorism and instability in Iraq, Syria and the Middle East, the White House said. From 2009 to 2012, Bass was the US Ambassador to Georgia. Before joining the State Department, Bass was a journalist.
Ex-diplomat Grenell is to become US Ambassador to Germany
Friday, July 21, 1:23 pm:The former diplomat and TV commentator Richard Grenell is said to be US ambassador to Germany in media reports. President Donald Trump offered the 50-year-old the post at a White House meeting last week, the New York Times reported on Thursday (local time). There was no official confirmation at first. Grenell posed a photo of the meeting with the signature “Thank you, Mr. President” on Twitter.
Grenell is one of the first and strongest supporters of Donald Trump, especially in the area of foreign policy. Under the former Republican President George W. Bush, Grenell was US spokesman at the United Nations and also worked briefly for the presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The political commentator with his own advisory firm, born in the state of Michigan, often appears at conservative Fox News. His contributions have appeared in “Wall Street Journal”, “Politico”, CBS News and CNN.
CIA provides support program for Syrian rebels
15.04 clock: According to information from the “Washington Post”. The US secret service CIA, after four years, will support Syrian rebels fighting the leader Bashar al-Assad. The covert engagement to support the Assad opponents had only a limited effect. Reported the newspaper on Wednesday, citing US government officials. The effect had been low since the intervention of the Russian army on the side of the Syrian government forces.
US President Donald Trump
Therefore, after a meeting with CIA chief Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser Herbert Raymond McMaster. He had decided to end the CIA program just under a month ago, wrote the Washington Post. Representatives of the White House and the CIA refused to comment on the report. According to the report, Trumps’s decision against further support for the rebels by the CIA reflects his interest. In finding “ways of working with Russia”. He also conceded that the US could and would only impose restrictions on Assad’s disempowerment.
The decision to terminate the CIA program. It was reported to have occurred when the US and Russia were negotiating a weapon rioting for the south-west of Syria. This was announced just two weeks ago at the G20 summit in Hamburg. After Trump and the Russian state leader Vladimir Putin had held their first personal meeting.