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U.S. in Direct Communication With North Korea, Says Tillerson

September 30, 2017
David Sanger | The New York Times
The Trump administration acknowledged on Saturday for the first time that it is in direct communication with the government of North Korea over its missile and nuclear tests.
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In Tillerson’s China Stop, Questions on North Korea but Slim Chance of Clarity

September 29, 2017
David Sanger | The New York Times
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is scheduled to arrive in Beijing early Saturday for a brief visit, amid confusing signals about President Trump’s position on two questions looming over the confrontation with North Korea: Is America’s long-term goal to overthrow its leader, Kim Jong-un, or just try to change his behavior? And what would it take to get negotiations with Pyongyang started?
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War of the words: Rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea

September 27, 2017
Take a look at the recent exchange of words between the two countries.
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North Korea says it has the right to shoot down U.S. warplanes

September 26, 2017
David Sanger, Rick Gladstone | The New York Times
North Korea threatened on Monday to shoot down American warplanes even if they were not in the country’s airspace, stating that President Trump’s comments suggesting he would eradicate North Korea and its leaders were “a declaration of war.”
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White House Weighs Response to North Korea’s Threats

September 23, 2017
Peter Baker, David Sanger | The New York Times
The war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, raised concerns on Friday that it could escalate into a new and more volatile phase as the White House weighed its next steps in response to a threat by Pyongyang to conduct the world’s first atmospheric nuclear test in 37 years.
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Trump leaning toward decertifying Iran nuclear Deal, sources say

September 21, 2017
Carol Lee, Vivian Salama, Hallie Jackson, Kristen Welker | NBC News
President Donald Trump is leaning toward decertifying the Iran nuclear deal and putting the decision of whether the United States withdraw from the accord in the hands of Congress, according to four sources — including a senior administration official — familiar with the White House deliberations.
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Trump offers harsh words for N. Korea and Iran at first U.N. address

September 20, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
In a defiant speech before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, President Trump vowed to "totally destroy North Korea" if it threatens the U.S. or its allies. He also called the Iran nuclear deal "an embarrassment" and promised to put American interests ahead of other countries.
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