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‘Idiot,’ ‘Liar’ most common words used to describe Trump: Poll

In trying to find the right word for US President Donald Trump, American voters are overwhelmingly negative, as 53 voters (not percent) say "idiot" is the first word that comes to mind when they think of the president, followed by 44 voters who say "liar" and 36 voters who say "incompetent," according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

In the same open-ended question, allowing for any answer, 35 voters say "leader," with 35 voters saying "strong," 26 voters saying "a**hole," 21 voters saying "great," 19 voters saying "moron," 18 voters saying "arrogant" and 17 voters saying "disgusting," the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Of the 48 words used by five or more voters, 30 words are negative.

Voters disapprove 57 - 37 percent of the job Trump is doing, consistent with findings for the last four months. Trump has hit or topped the 40 percent approval mark four times since he was inaugurated. His highest approval, 42 percent, was in February.

"President Donald Trump is known for hurling insults and he's getting slammed right back. 'Idiot' is just one of a string of insults thrown his way by American voters," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

If Roy Moore wins the U.S. Senate election in Alabama and becomes a Senator, the Senate should vote to expel him, American voters say 60 - 31 percent. Republicans oppose expelling Moore 65 - 25 percent and white men are split 46 - 45 percent. Every other party, gender, education, age and racial group says expel him.

Women say 67 - 24 percent that Moore should be expelled, and men agree 52 - 40 percent.

Voters disapprove 63 - 21 percent of Trump's endorsement of Moore. Republicans are the only listed group to approve, by an anemic 50 - 25 percent.

"American voters to their Alabama cousins: You may want to send Roy Moore to Washington, but we think the U.S. Senate should send him right back to the Heart of Dixie," Malloy said.

From December 6 - 11, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,211 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts nationwide public opinion surveys, and statewide polls in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa and Colorado as a public service and for research.

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US to remain in JCPOA ‘for the time being’: Tillerson

"We have concerns about whether that agreement's going to deliver on its objective but for the time being, we're in agreement," Tillerson said addressing dozens of US diplomats, according to Daily News.

He added, “As you know, the President made a decision to ask the Congress to take a look at this agreement and express their views on it through our domestic law, INARA (Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act). And the Congress is examining the agreement to see are there things they’d like to ask us to do – additional requirements – to strengthen the US’s view of this agreement…”.  

The US Congress is about to miss a deadline for taking action on the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), ignoring President Trump’s demands for a harder line on the agreement.

A Republican legislative push to establish new “triggers” that could re-impose harsh sanctions on Iran lifted under the Obama-era deal has gone nowhere ahead of Tuesday — the end of a 60-day unofficial deadline set by the administration for Capitol Hill to weigh in on the situation after Trump declared he could no longer certify that the accord was in the US national interest.

Congressional aides say lawmakers still have time to propose something before Trump is mandated to decide again whether to weigh in on the deal, but White House aides say the president is rankled by the lack of progress on Capitol Hill and likely will pull the United States out of the deal entirely when it comes up for review on January 13.

In October, Trump called on Congress to propose ways to address what he called the deal’s “serious flaws”.

According to a law enacted by Congress in 2015, the president must certify every 90 days that Iran is honoring the deal. Trump, in the early days of his administration, twice formally certified Iran’s compliance, but he clearly chafed at seeming to endorse an agreement that he harshly criticized on the campaign trail last year.

He made clear his unhappiness when announcing his Iran deal decision two months ago.

“In the event, we are not able to reach a solution working with Congress and our allies, then the agreement will be terminated,” Trump said on October 13. The deal “is under continuous review, and our participation can be canceled by me, as president, at any time.”

The 159-page nuclear agreement was reached in July 2015 and came into force in January 2016.

Since the historic deal was signed in Vienna, the IAEA has repeatedly confirmed the Islamic Republic’s compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, but some other parties, especially the US, have failed to live up to their undertakings.

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<div>Iran's marine defense industry indigenous: Navy Commander</div>

Khanzadi made the remarks in the 19th International Maritime Industries Exhibition underway in the Persian Gulf Kish Island, Hormozgan Province.

Thanks to the Iranian talented university students and academics, he said, Iran could be considered an inspiring nation for other countries because despite sanctions, it has managed to make outstanding and lofty achievements in many areas.

Touching upon the active presence of Iranian Navy in high seas, he added that the maritime routes where Iranian forces are navigating enjoy the highest security from the pirate attacks.

Iran’s Navy is present round-the-clock in international waters to protect sea routes and provide security for regional countries.

In line with international efforts against piracy, the Iranian Navy has been also conducting patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008 in order to safeguard merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.

Iran’s Navy has managed to foil several attacks on both Iranian and foreign tankers during its missions in international waters.

The 19th International Maritime Industries Exhibition hosts over 100 domestic and 60 foreign firms in an area covering 7,500 square meters.

Companies from Iran, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Italy, Turkey, China, Spain, Finland, France, the UAE, India, Malaysia, Greece, Denmark and South Korea are participating in the exhibition.

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Pakistan supports OIC for declaring Quds as Palestinian capital: Spokesperson

Service Time :   12/14/2017 4:38:08 PM News Code : 45666

He noted that the National Assembly and Senate of Pakistan, on December 11, 2017, unanimously passed resolutions, strongly condemning the decision of the United States to recognize Holy Quds as the capital of Zionist regime and called on the US to immediately revisit its decision in order to avoid the potentially grave repercussions in the region and beyond and to play its role to de-escalate the situation on the ground on the basis of International Law, International Humanitarian Law and the previous agreements and obligations.

Commenting on Pakistan’s grave concern about the presence and growing activities of Daesh in Afghanistan, the spokesman said Islamabad is especially alarmed at Daesh presence in Afghanistan’s province bordering Pakistan.

“Daesh is also present in Afghan provinces bordering China, Iran and Central Asian republics,” he noted. 

He said presence of such terrorist groups not only pose threat to the security and stability of Afghanistan but also undermines the security of its neighbors and the region as a whole. 

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The prerequisite for the dignity and prosperity of a nation is the morality of martyrdom. 

Service Time :   12/13/2017 10:42:18 PM News Code : 45662

According to the reports of Shabestan news agency the Imam of Friday prayers of Iran's city Khusaf Hujjat ul Islam Hamid Shah Baigi last day in Bairjand city addressing the Chehlum of Shaheed Mohammad Kulita Nayabi said that the source of prosperity and high places in the sight of Allah is embracing martyrdom.

He added that the best death in view of Allah is martyrdom. He said that it is mentioned in the traditions that when the first drop of the blood of the martyr falls on earth, all its sins are forgiven.

Imam of Friday prayers of the city Khusaf said that if a nation wants to get respect and prosperity then it should have a spirit of martyrdom and sacrifice.

He said that today the peace and security in the Islamic Republic of Iran is due to the sacrifice and blood of the martyrs Mujahidin and Iranian security forces.

They have fought against corrupt people, and have embraced martyrdom.

He lauded Shaheed Mohammad Kulita Nayabi and said that this martyr was the owner of a very high standard.

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