Allies also considered ways that NATO can do more in the broader Middle East and North Africa, which has been a priority for U.S. President Donald Trump. U.S. Marines stand guard during the change of command ceremony at Shorab military camp in Afghanistan's Helmand province in January 2018. The Taliban have resisted agreeing to a formal cease-fire until the rest of the deal is in place.
Trump has weighed in on Twitter all week with comments that have aroused concerns his administration is weakening the rule of law. The prosecutors had quit a day earlier over Mr Trump's interventions into Stone's case. "Public criticism or pressure is not a factor", she also said . "I think it is appalling for the president of the United States to be attacking American citizens for patriotically fulfilling their duties", he said.
News of her resignation emerged one day after she testified before the House Intelligence Committee that she had occasionally told white lies on Trump's behalf. Her official title will be counselor to the president. And she never criticized him in public. The White House also blocked Hicks from turning over documents subpoenaed by the committee.
The measure has support from GOP Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said before the vote. "While the president does and must always have the ability to defend the United States from imminent attack, the executive power to initiate war stops there", Sen.
All four prosecutors withdrew from the case, including one who quit. "It was a disgrace to our country", he said of the initial sentencing recommendation. Late Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reacted to the news, tweeting, "By tweet @realDonaldTrump engaged in political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone ".
Netanyahu vehemently rejected Olmert's assertion a short time later, lambasting his predecessor's appearance alongside the Palestinian leader in NY. He called on the Security Council to be more involved in addressing the Palestinian struggle. Both Netanyahu and Abbas have accused each other of undermining efforts to advance peace.