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Trump to Force Congress to Act on Iran Nuclear Deal

October 6, 2017
David Sanger, Mark Landler | The New York Times
By declining to certify Iran’s compliance, Mr. Trump would essentially kick it to Congress to decide whether to reimpose punitive economic sanctions. Even among Republicans, there appears to be little appetite to do that, at least for now.
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Scoop: Trump urges staff to portray him as "crazy guy"

October 2, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
Plenty of world leaders think the president is crazy — and he seems to view that madman reputation as an asset. The downsides are obvious: the rhetoric can unnerve allies and has the potential to provoke enemies into needless, unintended war. But Trump keeps using the tactic, with varying degrees of success.
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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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Poll: Far more trust generals than Trump on N. Korea, while two-thirds oppose preemptive strike

September 25, 2017
Philip Rucker, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
Two-thirds of Americans oppose launching a preemptive military strike against North Korea, with a majority trusting the U.S. military to handle the escalating nuclear crisis responsibly but not President Trump, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.
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Trump trades insults with ‘madman’ North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

September 22, 2017
Abby Phillip, Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
President Trump labeled North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un a "madman" hours after announcing new sanctions on the rogue regime. The comments, sent in a tweet early Friday morning, appeared to be a reaction to the North Korean leader's dismissal of Trump in his own statement on Thursday night.
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How scrapping the Iran Nuclear Deal could hurt negotiations with North Korea

September 22, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
President Trump slapped new sanctions on North Korea Thursday. But efforts to get Pyongyang to the bargaining table may be jeopardized -- by threats to scrap the nuclear deal with Iran.
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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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