Trump officials privately bracing for North Korea’s next move

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration is privately discussing how to respond should North Korea decide to conduct a satellite launch as talks between Washington and Pyongyang appear to be at another impasse, CNN has learned. Rhetoric between the two countries has … Read More

US terminates pact with Iran after UN court ruling on sanctions

The United States and Iran have been lobbing threats, fighting proxy wars, and imposing sanctions for decades. USA Today looks at over 60 years of this back-and-forth. Just the FAQs, USA TODAY. WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday … Read More

Trump Freezes Funds for Syrian Recovery, Signaling Pullback

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Order to State Department to hold off on spending jibes with president’s call for an early exit. Syrian children and youths watching a U.S. armored-vehicle convoy pass last year on a road to Raqqa, Syria. PHOTO: HUSSEIN MALLA/ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump … Read More

CIA chief: North Korea ‘on cusp’ of nuclear capability

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Image: Reuters North Korea has ramped up its missile testing in recent months. CIA director Mike Pompeo has warned that North Korea is on the cusp of being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile. He stressed Washington … Read More

If the U.S. Reimposes Sanctions on Iran, Allies Will Follow

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“We will not be able to coerce Europe, Russia, and China into shunning Iran’s economy over policy interests that they do not share.” — Adam Szubin, former director of the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control “The United States would have … Read More