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Trump to set new conditions for U.S. to stay in Iran nuclear deal, tossing issue to Congress

October 13, 2017
Abby Phillip, Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Trump has frequently criticized the agreement as weak on Iran and unfair to the United States. But he has listened for months as important allies, a majority of his senior national security advisers and many congressional leaders have argued that it retains value for the United States.
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Trump set to decertify Iran deal and punt fixes to Congress

October 13, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
President Trump will unveil his strategy for dealing with Iran in a White House address Friday. The president is expected to refuse to certify that Iran is complying with the landmark nuclear agreement, but stop short of tearing it up. Instead, he is expected to give Congress the power to re-impose sanctions against Iran.
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Iranian president warns Trump not to isolate United States

October 12, 2017
Franco Ordoñez | McClatchy
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at Donald Trump Wednesday charging that U.S. opposition to the Iranian nuclear deal has only united all Iranians and brought sympathy toward Tehran from Europe.
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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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