Mattis contradicts his boss Trump on Iran Deal

Urooj Tarar 09:55 AM | 4 Oct, 2017
Mattis contradicts his boss Trump on Iran Deal
Washington - U.S Defense Secretary Jim Mattis openly split with President Donald Trump on abandoning the Iran Nuclear deal on Tuesday. The contradiction comes just a few days before President Trump is due to make a critical decision on whether to hold up the Iran Nuclear deal. Jim Mattis is the second senior member of the President's national security team to recently contradict him.

Mr. Mattis told senators that the deal Mr. Trump has often dismissed as a 'disaster' is in fact in America's own interest. “Absent indications to the contrary, it is something that the president should consider staying with,” Mr. Mattis told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee after being repeatedly pressed on the issue.

These comments by Mattis are the latest example of how Mr. Trump's inclination on national security - to threaten North Korea and to tear up the Iran Nuclear deal which most of experts are positive about - are running headlong into opposition from his own council on national security.

An administration official said that there is no difference of opinion/views on Iran deal between the President and his Defense Secretary. But the noticeable dissonance between the president and his senior national security advisers has taken on greater consequence in the cases which are potentially questions of war or peace, such as Iran and North Korea.

The disagreement over a certain issue amongst presidents and their teams is nothing new, however instead of keeping those arguments inside the White House Situation Room, President's key advisors are making no secret of the contradictions they have with their boss.

Urooj Tarar
Urooj Tarar

Editor - Daily Pakistan Lifestyle.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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