Category Archives: international relations

France, Germany and U.K., to Trump: We’re sticking with the JCPOA

It would appear that Donald Trump has one, and only one, ally supporting his (dumb) decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal. (Here’s a hint: the country is not located in Europe.) UK, France & Germany … Continue reading

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Let’s face it: Trump made a dumb decision in yanking the U.S. from the JCPOA

Donald Trump made official today what he had promised to do when he was a presidential candidate: He pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal. Top members of his administration announced in recent weeks that there was no … Continue reading

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Politico: Trump to lower boom on Iran

This breaking news alert was sent by Politico at 1:45 p.m. EDT: Senior administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, have told congressional leaders that the Trump administration plans to reimpose sanctions on Iran in a potentially fatal blow against … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Trump to ditch Iran nuke deal

2nd UPDATE: 12:21 p.m. EDT: And if you didn’t get the hint the first time: It took five years of diplomacy to build the sanctions regime and two years of diplomacy to reach a Deal. Trump is blowing that up … Continue reading

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The AP’s reporter in Seoul reflects on the Moon-Kim summit

Kim Tong-Hyung notes that he is neither as angry at nor as sympathetic to the North as some of his fellow South Koreans. And he acknowledges those sentiments influenced how he watched the Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un summit … Continue reading

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North Korea’s Kim, South Korea’s Moon make historic pledges at summit

Reuters summarizes the historic meeting between North Korea’s Kim Jong un and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in. The two Koreas announced they would work with the United States and China this year to declare an official end to the 1950s Korean … Continue reading

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Korean leaders step foot into each other’s country

        Sure, it was symbolism. And the conversations that the two men have in the coming hours might amount to nothing. But on Friday, April 28. 2018 at roughly 9:40 a.m. (Korea time), a sight that many … Continue reading

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