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North Korea Threatens to Call Off Summit Meeting With Trump

May 16, 2018
Mark Landler, Choe Sang-Hun | The New York Times
North Korea threw President Trump’s planned summit meeting with its leader, Kim Jong-un, into doubt on Wednesday, threatening to call off the landmark encounter if the United States insisted on “unilateral nuclear abandonment.”
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Koreans Set the Table for a Deal That Trump Will Try to Close

April 28, 2018
David Sanger | The New York Times
Rush-hour in South Korea’s over-caffeinated capital runs at a frenzy — so it was remarkable to see commuters freeze Friday morning and fixate on giant Samsung television screens showing the scene unfolding in the Demilitarized Zone, where time stopped in 1953.
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North Korea said to offer direct assurance it will discuss denuclearization

April 9, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
North Korea has told the United States that its leader, Kim Jong-un, is willing to discuss denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, administration officials said on Sunday, the first direct confirmation that he intends to participate in an extraordinary meeting with President Trump about his nuclear program.
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How Trump’s Disdain for the Iran Deal Makes a North Korea Pact Even Harder

March 12, 2018
David Sanger | The New York Times
The Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, drastically different but often spoken of in the same breath, are now being thrust together, as President Trump’s determination to kill the landmark 2015 accord limiting Tehran’s capabilities is colliding with his scramble to reach a far more complex deal with Pyongyang.
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Putin’s ‘Invincible’ Missile Is Aimed at U.S. Vulnerabilities

March 2, 2018
David Sanger, Neil MacFarquhar | The New York Times
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia threatened the West with a new generation of nuclear weapons Thursday, including what he described as an “invincible” intercontinental cruise missile and a nuclear torpedo that could outsmart all American defenses.
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Trump’s tweets rattle the globe, but aides say North Korea policy is carefully calibrated

January 6, 2018
Philip Rucker, Greg Jaffe | The Washington Post
President Trump’s taunting tweet this week raising the specter of nuclear war with North Korea sparked fresh concerns in the Pentagon, at the State Department and even in the White House about whether a carefully calibrated strategy to compel the rogue state into negotiations can survive the impulses of both countries’ leaders.
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Trump’s North Korea tweets shatter decades-old nuclear taboo

January 4, 2018
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
President Ronald Reagan was warming up for a national radio address on Aug. 11, 1984, when an open microphone caught him joking about nuclear war. “My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever,” Reagan quipped. “We begin bombing in five minutes.”
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Trump to North Korean leader Kim: My ‘Nuclear Button’ is ‘much bigger & more powerful’

January 3, 2018
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
President Trump escalated his war of words with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday evening, asserting that his "nuclear button" is "much bigger & more powerful" than the North Korean leader's and threatening that the U.S. arsenal "works."
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