Donald Trump talks about problem of flushing toilets 15 times

Elias Hubbard
December 9, 2019

Mohammad Javad Zarif made the first announcement on the trade via Twitter. "Many thanks to all engaged, particularly the Swiss government", he said in a tweet.

United States President Donald Trump said that he is now taking an aim at the problem of USA toilets that require flushing almost "10 times, 15 times".

"EPA is looking at that very strongly at my suggestion", he said.

"We thank our Swiss partners for their assistance in negotiating Mr. Wang's release with Iran", he said in a statement. A senior US official has relayed the message to Japan. The top Iranian diplomat emphasized that Dr. Soleimani had been repeatedly offered by the United States to stay in the USA instead of returning home but the "patriotic professor" turned down their request.

On Friday, President Donald Trump held a small business roundtable at the White House, but as usual, the free-wielding press gaggle ahead of the event took on a life of its own.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States was "pleased that Tehran has been constructive in this matter". Soleimani, who then flew to Iran, was accompanied to Switzerland by Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, according to a United States official.

In September, Negar Ghodskani, an Iranian woman sentenced in the United States for violating sanctions against Tehran was released and returned home after giving birth in custody.

An American graduate student who was held in an Iranian prison for more than three years was finally headed home Saturday after a prisoner swap between the two countries.

A doctoral candidate at Princeton, Wang was conducting research for his dissertation on late 19th- and early 20th-century Eurasian history when he was imprisoned in August 2016. Using the lower exchange rates makes them more affordable to ordinary Iranians who have complained of surging prices.

Princeton University spokesman Ben Chang said the school was aware of Wang's release. "It shows that American officials have issues with Iranians".

USA special representative for Iran, Brian Hook stands with Xiyue Wang in Zurich, Switzerland on December 7. Westerners and Iranian dual nationals with ties to the West often find themselves tried and convicted in closed-door trials in these courts, only later to be used as bargaining chips in negotiations.

Prof Soleimani - who works in stem cell research, haematology and regenerative medicine - was arrested by the U.S. on charges that he had violated trade sanctions by trying to have biological material taken to Iran.

That accord had given Iran sanctions relief in return for limits on its nuclear program.

But Iran is highly reliant on the hydrocarbon sector, where crude exports have fallen to a fraction of their levels before the USA sanctions ramp-up began in March 2018.

Abe may also seek Iran's understanding toward Japanese plans to send Self-Defense Forces personnel to the Middle East, the sources said.

Washington has also urged Tokyo to share the outcome of a summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Rouhani, the sources said.

Robert Levinson, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, disappeared while on a visit to Iran in 2007.

"Our country stands ready for further facilitation", the foreign ministry statement said.

"There may be some areas where we'll go the other route, desert areas, but for the most part, you have many states where they have so much water that comes down, it's called rain, they don't know what to do with it", he said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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