James Mattis says overwhelming force would be used in the event of a North Korean attack on Washington or its allies, following Trump’s threats
The drama, lengthy duration and unpredictability of the two presidents’ meeting dominated the day, as Putin reportedly denied any involvement
Donald Trump began his highly anticipated first meeting with Vladimir Putin since his election with a direct warning to stop interfering in American elections, the US secretary of state said on Friday.
Reports that Russia intervened to tip the election in Trump’s favour have dogged the US president since last year. But when the two men met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Putin denied any involvement, the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, told reporters.
Turkey’s president condemns request as a ‘very ugly approach’ and dismisses other demands made of Qatar by Gulf states
Turkey’s president has described as disrespectful a demand by Saudi Arabia and its allies that it withdraw its troops from Qatar as a step towards ending a deepening dispute with the besieged Gulf state.
Saudi officials claim US president’s visit, which was accompanied by military deals worth $110bn, eases tensions between two nations
Donald Trump received a glittering welcome from leaders in Saudi Arabia on the first day of his first international tour, as the two countries agreed a series of military deals worth nearly $110bn (£85bn).
The US president’s decision to make the Saudi capital his first foreign call was seized on by senior Saudi officials as a symbol that Washington aimed to be once again a bedrock for the kingdom and its allies.