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.
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)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||331.78||332.48|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.08||35.45|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.19||176.18|
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.