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U.N. ambassador says Trump has not decided his next move on Iran nuclear deal

August 23, 2017
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
The Trump administration is not looking for a pretext to junk the international nuclear deal with Iran, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday, despite the president’s sharp criticism of the agreement and reports that he has been reluctant to certify that Tehran is meeting its obligations.
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Tillerson raps some U.S. allies for religious freedom violations, slams IS

August 16, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
U.S. allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain did not uphold principles of religious freedom in 2016, while Islamic State has carried out "genocide" against religious minorities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.
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Trump to send son-in-law Jared Kushner, other top aides on Mideast peace mission after spate of violence

August 14, 2017
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Presidential son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and two other top White House aides will soon visit Israel, the West Bank and several Arab capitals to explore prospects for Mideast peace negotiations now that a period of unrest has subsided, a White House official said Friday.
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Pence vows to end ‘the tragedy of tyranny’ in Venezuela through ‘peaceable means’

August 14, 2017
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Vice President Pence opened his week-long trip to South and Central America here Sunday with a stern message for neighboring Venezuela’s autocratic government to end “the tragedy of tyranny” and to restore democracy.
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Trump eyes China sanctions while seeking its help on North Korea

August 14, 2017
Peter Baker, Jane Perlez | The New York Times
In a diplomatic gamble, President Trump is seeking to enlist China as a peacemaker in the bristling nuclear-edged dispute with North Korea at the very moment he plans to ratchet up conflict with Beijing over trade issues that have animated his political rise.

How will the United States respond to North Korea’s nuclear threat?

August 11, 2017
The panelists discussed possible options to de-escalate the nuclear standoff between the United States and North Korea.
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