Posts tagged as retreats

Lithuanian president retreats from stricter rules for memory policy

Friday, January 3, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda is retreating from plans to table a bill on commemorative plaques which would transfer some decision power from municipalities to the central government. In early September, the president said he would put forward amendments to the Law on Local Self-government to make it obligatory for municipal authorities “to follow criteria set by the government or its authorized institution when installing, removing or changing commemorative plaques”. The…

Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei Says No War, No Negotiations With US

Monday, August 13, 2018

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has banned holding any direct talks with the United States, according to state television. “I ban holding any talks with America … America never remains loyal to its promises in talks… just gives empty words … and never retreats from its goals for talks,” Khamenei said. Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that its allies and partners should join with the United States to deny funding to the leaders…