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Tillerson to North Korea: ‘We are not your enemy’

August 2, 2017
Carol Morello | The Washington Post
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Tuesday for a dialogue with North Korea and acknowledged that U.S. relations with Russia have worsened during the Trump administration.
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As relations worsen, Iran says U.S. sanctions may violate nuclear deal

July 19, 2017
David Sanger, Rick Gladstone | The New York Times
Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, charged that the Trump administration’s attempt to reimpose sanctions on his country was a violation of the nuclear accord signed two years ago.
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Trump Recertifies Iran Nuclear Deal, but Only Reluctantly

July 18, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump agreed on Monday to certify again that Iran is complying with an international nuclear agreement that he has strongly criticized, but only after hours of arguing with his top national security advisers, briefly upending a planned announcement as a legal deadline loomed.
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Trump Twitter Fit Eclipses Big Policy Day

June 30, 2017
Alexis Simendinger | RealClearPolitics
On a day in which President Trump’s advisers wanted their boss to focus on an energy speech, his imperiled legislative agenda, and a sit-down with South Korea’s president to dissect how to halt North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, he surprised them.
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U.S. Nears Deal on Arms Coveted by Saudis

May 15, 2017
Carol Lee, Margherita Stancati | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are working on a package of arms deals and financial investments aimed at elevating economic and security cooperation between Washington and Riyadh after several years of strained relations over the U.S. diplomatic outreach to Iran.
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Tensions with North Korea still simmering despite diplomacy talk

April 20, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
The U.S. and North Korea seem headed for a showdown over the North’s nuclear program. On Wednesday, they both turned up the heat.
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U.S. Braces for Next Provocation From North Korea

April 14, 2017
Jay Solomon, Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
North Korea appears prepared to stage its sixth nuclear weapons test as soon as this weekend.
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Obama will travel to Hiroshima, Supreme Court preview, criticism of DNC & RNC chairs and an expensive California primary

May 20, 2016
Obama pivots to Asia in his final year, Supreme Court set to decide immigration and affirmative action, the 2016 battleground map and Clinton's hopes for California
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