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White House Drafting Sanctions Order to Punish Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

August 9, 2018
Josh Dawsey, Shane Harris, Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post
The White House is drafting an executive order that would authorize President Trump to sanction foreigners who interfere in U.S. elections, the administration’s latest effort to demonstrate it is serious about combating Russian disinformation and hacking.
Vladimir Putin
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Trump administration expected to sanction several Russian oligarchs

April 5, 2018
Jeff Zeleny, Eli Watkins, Elise Labott | CNN
President Donald Trump's administration is expected to sanction "several" Russian oligarchs with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin over 2016 election interference, according to two senior administration officials.
Hassan Rouhani
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Iranian president warns Trump not to isolate United States

October 12, 2017
| 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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Trump says Tillerson is ‘wasting his time’ on North Korea

October 2, 2017
Peter Baker, David Sanger | The New York Times
“President Trump undercut his own secretary of state on Sunday, calling his effort to open lines of communication with North Korea a waste of time, and seeming to rule out a diplomatic resolution to the nuclear-edged confrontation with Pyongyang.
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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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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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