The 45th President of the United States


Gina Haspel (*1956) is an American intelligence officer serving as the Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) since April 26, 2018, while holding the official title of Deputy Director. She became Acting Director following her predecessor Mike Pompeo's resignation to become United States Secretary of State. Haspel has been nominated by President Donald Trump to become the permanent CIA Director. If confirmed by the Senate, she will be the first female CIA Director having already been the second female CIA Deputy Director. Haspel has attracted controversy for her role as chief of a CIA black site in Thailand in 2002 in which prisoners were tortured. (wp)

After years of negotiations, the five veto powers, Germany and Iran, agreed on 2 April 2015 on a framework agreement - the'Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action' (JCPOA). According to this compromise, Tehran will control its nuclear programme until 2025, allowing Iran the civilian use of nuclear technology while preventing the development of nuclear weapons. On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Donald Trump will decide on the sanctions against Iran. The nuclear agreement stands or falls with that. (wp)

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