10/26/2022

NUCLEAR: “In a taped conversation with Bob Woodward, Donald Trump boasted about US nuclear weapons development. ‘I have built a weapon system that nobody’s ever had in this country before,’ the then president told the veteran Washington Post reporter. ‘We have stuff that you haven’t even seen or heard about. We have stuff that Putin […]

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10/9/2022

IRAN/NUCLEAR/UKRAINE: “In Ukraine, with potentially hundreds of thousands of people dying, we must demand the immediate negotiation of a peaceful end to the war in Ukraine, or we will end up in World War III and there will be nothing left of our planet all because stupid people didn’t have a clue, they didn’t have […]

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9/6/2022

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS/FBI/NUCLEAR: “A document describing a foreign government’s military defenses, including its nuclear capabilities, was found by FBI agents who searched former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence and private club last month, according to people familiar with the matter, underscoring concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about classified material stashed in the Florida property. Some of the […]

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8/12/2022

NUCLEAR/OBAMA: “President Barack Hussein Obama kept 33 million pages of documents, much of them classified. How many of them pertained to nuclear? Word is, lots!” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, August 12, 2022 […]

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8/11/2022

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS/FBI/INVESTIGATIONS/NUCLEAR: “Classified documents relating to nuclear weapons were among the items FBI agents sought in a search of former president Donald Trump’s Florida residence on Monday, according to people familiar with the investigation… Material about nuclear weapons is especially sensitive and usually restricted to a small number of government officials, experts said. Publicizing details […]

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1/12/2022

IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “White House press secretary Jen Psaki shifted blame Wednesday for the ‘aggressive actions’ being taken by Iran, claiming the country is ‘rapidly accelerating’ due to former President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal. In 2018, Trump announced he would be withdrawing the United States from the […]

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10/31/2021

IRAN/JOE BIDEN/NUCLEAR: “President Joe Biden said Sunday that the United States is ‘continuing to suffer’ from former President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal… The Iran nuclear deal was abandoned by the US under the Trump administration… The Biden administration has pledged to reenter the deal, but the President’s negotiators […]

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7/15/2021

NANCY PELOSI/NUCLEAR: “Nancy Pelosi is a known nut job. Her enraged quotes that she was afraid that I would use nuclear weapons is just more of the same. In fact, I was the one that got us out of wars, not into wars. And I was the one who got respect for our Country again, […]

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1/12/2021

NUCLEAR/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “Nuclear energy is critical to United States national security. That is why I have taken a series of actions to promote its development and facilitate its use… The purpose of this order is to take an important additional step to revitalize the United States nuclear energy sector, reinvigorate America’s space exploration program, […]

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1/8/2021

IMPEACHMENT/NANCY PELOSI/NUCLEAR: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she has spoken to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about preventing President Donald Trump from initiating military actions or a nuclear strike… She said, the situation of ‘this unhinged President could not be more dangerous.’ Pelosi is meeting with the House Democratic caucus Friday […]

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9/21/2020

EXECUTIVE ORDERS/IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS: “The United States has now restored UN sanctions on Iran. The Iranian regime has repeatedly lied about its secret nuclear weapons archive and denied access to international inspectors, further exposing the deep flaws of the last administration’s failed nuclear deal from which I withdrew the United States. The world cannot afford to sit […]

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9/21/2020

EXECUTIVE ORDERS/IRAN/NUCLEAR: “The Executive Order I am issuing today blocks the property, and interests in property, in the United States of those who contribute to the supply, sale, or transfer of conventional arms to or from Iran, as well as those who provide technical training, financial support and services, and other assistance related to these […]

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9/21/2020

EXECUTIVE ORDERS/IRAN/NUCLEAR: “I am taking new actions to restrict Iran’s nuclear, ballistic missile, and conventional weapons pursuits. My Administration will never allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon, nor will we allow Iran to endanger the rest of the world with a fresh supply of ballistic missiles and conventional arms. To ensure this cannot happen, […]

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9/4/2020

CHINA/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA: “At the same time, with Russia, we’re right now negotiating a nuclear nonproliferation treaty, which is very important. It’s a very important thing. To me, it’s the most important thing. Some people say ‘global warming;’ I don’t. I say this is far more important. And we are the biggest; they are the second biggest, […]

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8/28/2020

IRAN/NUCLEAR/OBAMA ADMIN: “I withdrew from the last [Obama] administration’s disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal, a disaster. $150 billion we paid Iran for a basically short term deal. And we gave them… What’s more impressive, we also gave them $1.8 billion in cash. Cash. Many plane loads. You know what that took? Many, many plane loads, $1.8 […]

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8/19/2020

IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP ADMIN: “My administration will not allow this Iran nuclear situation to go on. They will never have a nuclear weapon. Iran will never have — mark it down. Mark it down: Iran will never have a nuclear weapon.” -Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing | August 19, 2020,” whitehouse.gov, Aug. 19, […]

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8/6/2020

JOE BIDEN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Trump’s showmanship with North Korea has not constrained its growing nuclear arsenal. His withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has only put Iran back on the path toward a nuclear weapon and cost us the confidence of our allies and partners in the process. His administration has even considered recklessly […]

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8/6/2020

JOE BIDEN/NUCLEAR WEAPONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For decades, American leaders of both parties have understood that the United States has a national security imperative and a moral responsibility to reduce nuclear threats, including by negotiating treaties and agreements to control and eventually eliminate these weapons… The Trump administration has systematically eroded or abandoned multiple international agreements, […]

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7/28/2020

NUCLEAR/RUSSIA: [Jonathan Swan: “[I]t’s been widely reported that the U.S. has intelligence indicating that Russia paid bounties or offered to pay bounties to Taliban fighters to kill American soldiers… You had a phone call with Vladimir Putin on July 23rd. Did you bring up this issue?”] “No. That was a phone call to discuss other things. […]

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1/14/2020

IRAN/JOE BIDEN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I was part of that deal to get the nuclear agreement with Iran, bringing together the rest of the world, including some of the folks who aren’t friendly to us. And it was working. It was working. It was being held tightly. There was no movement on the part of the […]

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12/31/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said his country no longer felt bound by its self-imposed moratorium on testing nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles, its official media reported on Wednesday [1-1-20], the strongest indication yet that the country could soon resume such tests. Mr. Kim also said the world would witness […]

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12/8/2019

NATO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….with the U.S. Presidential Election in November. North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, has tremendous economic potential, but it must denuclearize as promised. NATO, China, Russia, Japan, and the entire world is unified on this issue!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 8, 2019 10:17 am […]

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12/8/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way. He signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me in Singapore. He does not want to void his special relationship with the President of the United States or interfere…. https://t.co/THfOjfB2uE“ […]

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11/18/2019

NATIONAL SECURITY/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Turnover in President Donald Trump’s national security staff may be having a little-noticed side effect: Worries about nuclear weapons zapping America’s electric grid will return to the fringe. Warnings about electromagnetic pulse attacks have long inspired eye-rolls or outright guffaws among national security experts, but advocates of the issue briefly […]

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11/10/2019

FBI/IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “If Iran is able to turn over to the U.S. kidnapped former FBI Agent Robert A. Levinson, who has been missing in Iran for 12 years, it would be a very positive step. At the same time, upon information & belief, Iran is, & has been, enriching uranium. THAT WOULD BE A […]

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9/10/2019

DEMS/IRAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Next week, Democrats in Congress will have a golden opportunity to take a strong and principled stand against President Trump’s dangerous moves to resurrect the nuclear arms race. So far, Trump has set a treacherous course for U.S. nuclear policy. He is tearing down arms control treaties that were carefully constructed […]

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8/29/2019

IRAN/MILITARY/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In the power circles of Tehran, where ‘Death to America’ is regularly chanted, the idea has taken hold that Iran must eventually negotiate with President Trump, according to several people with knowledge of the shift. These people said Iran’s leadership had concluded that Mr. Trump could be re-elected and that the country […]

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8/26/2019

FRANCE/G7/NATURAL DISASTERS/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just returned to Washington from France and the very successful G-7, only to find that the Fake News is still trying to perpetuate the phony story that I wanted to use Nuclear weapons to blow up hurricanes before they reach shore. This is so ridiculous, never happened!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August […]

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8/10/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….also a small apology for testing the short range missiles, and that this testing would stop when the exercises end. I look forward to seeing Kim Jong Un in the not too distant future! A nuclear free North Korea will lead to one of the most successful countries in the world!”  […]

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8/9/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea fired two projectiles off its east coast on Saturday [8-10-19], hours after President Trump said he had received a ‘very beautiful letter’ from the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un. The projectiles were launched from Hamhung, a coastal town northeast of Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, the South Korean military […]

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8/9/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [8-9-19] praised a ‘beautiful letter” from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Hours later, the regime launched further projectiles as a warning against joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea. On Saturday, Trump slammed the ‘ridiculous and expensive’ joint exercises in a tweet, […]

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8/2/2019

NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “The United States formally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia Friday [8-2-19], as the US military prepares to test a new non-nuclear mobile-launched cruise missile developed specifically to challenge Moscow in Europe, according to a senior US defense official. The US withdrawal puts an end to a landmark arms […]

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8/2/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Kim Jong Un and North Korea tested 3 short range missiles over the last number of days. These missiles tests are not a violation of our signed Singapore agreement, nor was there discussion of short range missiles when we shook hands. There may be a United Nations violation, but..”  –Donald Trump, […]

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7/26/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [7-26-19] downplayed North Korea’s missile tests that took place the day before, saying he wasn’t surprised by the short range launches and shrugging off the volatile nation’s warning to South Korea. Despite North Korea calling the tests a ‘solemn warning’ to its southern neighbors, Trump […]

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7/18/2019

FOREIGN POLICY/IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Iran’s foreign minister said on Thursday [7-18-19] that he was willing to meet with American senators to discuss possible ways out of the nuclear crisis with the Trump administration and, for the first time, floated an opening bid of modest steps that Tehran would be willing to take in return for […]

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7/17/2019

IRAN/NUCLEAR/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Donald Trump has long trashed the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement as ‘the worst deal ever,’ a ‘disaster’ that didn’t cover nearly enough of the Islamist-led country’s nefarious behavior. In recent weeks, however, the president has indicated that the Barack Obama-era deal might not be so bad after all. Trump has repeatedly urged […]

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7/11/2019

CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As he tries to tackle the greatest challenges to American power in Asia, President Trump is overturning policy toward China and North Korea that for decades was as canonical as Confucian ritual. With North Korea, he is engaging with the enemy in hopes that negotiations will yield a surrender of […]

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7/7/2019

IRAN/NUCLEAR/OBAMA: “Iran better be careful because you enrich for one reason — and I won’t tell you what that reason is, but it’s no good. They better be careful… Iran is doing a lot of bad things. And remember this: The Obama agreement, which was the most foolish agreement that you’ll ever find — it […]

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7/3/2019

IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Iran has just issued a New Warning. Rouhani says that they will Enrich Uranium to ‘any amount we want’ if there is no new Nuclear Deal. Be careful with the threats, Iran. They can come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 3, 2019 3:33 […]

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7/3/2019

IRAN/MILITARY/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Iran will begin as early as Sunday [7-7-19] to enrich uranium ‘in any amount that we want,’ President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday [7-3-19], declaring that Tehran would exceed the levels specified under its 2015 accord with the United States and other global powers. Mr. Rouhani’s pledge to accelerate the country’s uranium enrichment […]

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7/2/2019

IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Iran was violating the 150 Billion Dollar (plus 1.8 Billion Dollar in CASH) Nuclear Deal with the United States, and others who paid NOTHING, long before I became President – and they have now breached their stockpile limit. Not good!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 2, 2019 11:06 pm […]

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7/1/2019

IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Iran on Monday [7-1-19] violated a key provision of the 2015 international accord to restrict its nuclear program and signaled that it would soon breach another as it seeks more leverage in its escalating confrontation with the United States. International inspectors confirmed that Iran had exceeded a critical limit on how much […]

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7/1/2019

NATIONAL SECURITY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As President Trump reveled in his historic weekend stroll into North Korea, administration officials were sharply at odds on Monday [7-1-19] over what demands to make of Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, while preparing to restart negotiations on a nuclear deal. Pushing an internal debate into the open, John […]

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6/28/2019

G20/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is making an unconventional gambit to restart nuclear negotiations with North Korea, inviting dictator Kim Jong Un to meet him Sunday at the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. Kim didn’t immediately accept the last-minute offer, but Trump said he would go to the heavily fortified border […]

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6/28/2019

IRAN/MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As the US crisis with Iran continues, carrying with it the frightening prospect of a possible military confrontation with Tehran, one question looms large. If Donald Trump can summit, negotiate and send self-described love letters to Kim Jong Un, one of the world’s last true authoritarians — a man whose country […]

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6/27/2019

IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump arrived at a gathering of world leaders Thursday [6-27-19] searching for support for a new deal to curtail an increasingly aggressive Iran. He’s not likely to find any. Not only do other countries still support a 2015 nuclear pact, they’re skeptical Trump can strike a better agreement within the […]

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6/27/2019

IRAN/NATIONAL SECURITY/NUCLEAR/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: ”For President Donald Trump, it’s déjà vu all over again on Iran. Iran’s expected breach on Thursday [6-27-19] of the uranium stockpile limits set by the 2015 nuclear deal is reviving a fierce debate within the Trump administration and on Capitol Hill about just how hard Trump should go to undermine […]

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6/24/2019

ENERGY/IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….a dangerous journey. We don’t even need to be there in that the U.S. has just become (by far) the largest producer of Energy anywhere in the world! The U.S. request for Iran is very simple – No Nuclear Weapons and No Further Sponsoring of Terror!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 24, 2019 […]

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6/22/2019

IRAN/NUCLEAR/OBAMA: “Look, Iran, right now, is an economic mess. They’re going through hell. The sanctions have hit them hard… All I want is no nuclear weapons. Under the horrible Obama deal, he gave them a $150 billion. He gave them $1.8 billion in cash. Think of that — in cash. Many planeloads of cash. He […]

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6/22/2019

IRAN/NUCLEAR/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Iran cannot have Nuclear Weapons! Under the terrible Obama plan, they would have been on their way to Nuclear in a short number of years, and existing verification is not acceptable. We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday. I look forward to the day that…..”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June […]

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6/21/2019

IRAN/MILITARY/NUCLEAR/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “While tweeting details about his decision to abort a planned strike against Iran, Trump ridiculed the Iran nuclear deal and President Barack Obama while praising his own decision to leave the agreement. Here’s a closer look at some of the claims he made during his tweet thread. Trump wrote that through the […]

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6/21/2019

IRAN/NUCLEAR/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Obama made a desperate and terrible deal with Iran – Gave them 150 Billion Dollars plus I.8 Billion Dollars in CASH! Iran was in big trouble and he bailed them out. Gave them a free path to Nuclear Weapons, and SOON. Instead of saying thank you, Iran yelled…..”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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6/20/2019

CHINA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China’s leader, Xi Jinping, arrived in North Korea’s capital on Thursday [6-20-19] to a 21-gun salute at the airport, the release of thousands of balloons and crowds lining the streets, as his car wound its way to the mausoleum where the North’s founder lies. The elaborate ceremonial welcome for Mr. […]

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6/20/2019

IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration has portrayed Iran’s recent moves, including its threat to resume stockpiling low-enriched uranium in violation of the nuclear agreement, as proof that Iran is an implacable rogue state, bent on acquiring nuclear weapons, that can be contained only through the threat of military force. Iran has indeed often acted […]

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6/19/2019

EU/IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As the Trump administration continues its hardline approach on Iran, the European Union — in a bid to preserve the Iran nuclear deal — is reluctant to impose sanctions for potential violations of that deal, two diplomatic sources told CNN. Federica Mogherini, the top EU foreign affairs official, has conveyed this sentiment […]

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6/17/2019

IRAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “After coming to office vowing to solve two very different nuclear crises, President Trump finds himself in a bind familiar to his predecessors: careening toward a confrontation with Iran and stalemated with North Korea. Iran’s announcement on Monday [6-17-19] that it expects within 10 days to blow past the limits on […]

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6/17/2019

EU/IRAN/MIDDLE EAST/MILITARY/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is at a make-or-break moment with Iran. Tehran said Monday [6-17-19] it will soon take steps that likely violate the 2015 nuclear deal Trump himself abandoned, an announcement that came just days after the U.S. accused the Islamist-led country of sabotaging international oil tankers. The Pentagon announced Monday […]

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6/7/2019

IRAN/MIDDLE EAST/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It’s the Middle East arms race that many people don’t want to talk about. The White House may be preoccupied with Iran’s past pursuit of nuclear weapons and its present strategic status in the region. But simmering nearby is another rapid militarization, conducted by a favored family of the White House, […]

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6/5/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday [6-5-19] hesitated to criticize the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid muddied reports that some of the country’s top representatives in nuclear talks with the U.S. had been purged or killed. Last week, a South Korean newspaper reported that Kim Yong Chol, North […]

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5/27/2019

ELECTION/JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is isolating himself from allies and even his own advisers on North Korea, eager to insist that his denuclearization efforts will be successful going into a 2020 re-election bid. The widening gap was starkly apparent Monday [5-27-19] morning, when Trump publicly disagreed with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […]

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5/27/2019

JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “President Donald Trump said Monday [5-27-19] that he is not ‘personally bothered’ by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry Standing beside Trump at a news conference after hours […]

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5/9/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea launched short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday [5-9-19] for the second time in a week, prompting President Trump to acknowledge that ‘nobody’s happy’ about the implications for his diplomatic effort to denuclearize the country. Hours before the president’s comments, the United States said it had seized a North Korean ship […]

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5/9/2019

IRAN/MILITARY/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Days after he redirected warships toward their coast and spurred talk of U.S. military action against them, President Donald Trump says he wants to hold nuclear talks with the Iranians — and that he can help their economy get ‘back to great shape.’ Trump’s call for talks, uttered at least three times […]

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5/7/2019

IRAN/MIKE POMPEO/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Iran is set to announce Wednesday [5-8-19] that it will reduce its commitments to the international nuclear pact it signed in 2015 as the US moves a Navy strike group and B-52 bombers to the region to counter perceived threats from Tehran and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise […]

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5/6/2019

IRAN/MIDDLE EAST/MILITARY/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump has moved closer to a military conflict with Iran than at any time in his presidency, redirecting warships to the Middle East to respond to what officials said Monday [5-6-19] are heightened Iranian threats to U.S. troops and facilities. The USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier is headed to […]

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5/6/2019

FOREIGN POLICY/IRAN/MIKE PENCE/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “At the Munich Security Conference in February, the face of the Trump administration was Vice President Mike Pence, who urged longstanding American allies to pull out of a denuclearization deal with Iran. When President Trump needed an emissary to describe his proposed tax overhaul in 2017, Mr. Pence was deployed […]

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4/25/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia made a public show of support for North Korea on nuclear disarmament, seeming to undermine President Trump’s approach to nuclear diplomacy, as Mr. Putin and Kim Jong-un on Thursday [4-25-19] wrapped up their first summit meeting. Russian officials have long insisted they wanted to support […]

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4/17/2019

JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on April 26 to discuss trade and efforts to contain North Korea’s nuclear program, a U.S. official said on Wednesday [4-27-19]. Abe is one of Trump’s closest allies on the world stage and the […]

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4/17/2019

DEFENSE/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected and directed a ‘new tactical guided weapons firing test’ Wednesday [4-17-19], according to a report from the country’s state media. The report, published Thursday [4-18-19] morning local time (Wednesday evening ET) by news agency KCNA, did not state exactly what kind of weapon was […]

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4/13/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….extraordinary growth, economic success and riches under the leadership of Chairman Kim. I look forward to the day, which could be soon, when Nuclear Weapons and Sanctions can be removed, and then watching North Korea become one of the most successful nations of the World!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 13, 2019 […]

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4/11/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VIETNAM: “President Trump said on Thursday [4-11-19] that he would be open to a third summit meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, suggesting he is keen to revive a high-stakes engagement that was abruptly suspended six weeks ago after the two leaders failed to strike a nuclear disarmament deal in […]

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3/29/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Moon Jae-in of South Korea will meet with President Trump in Washington on April 11, his office announced on Friday [3-29-19], as Mr. Moon struggles to salvage his role as a mediator between Mr. Trump and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. Mr. Moon has devoted his government’s diplomatic efforts […]

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3/28/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “United States President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, are set to meet for a summit next month amid uncertainty over the future of nuclear negotiations with North Korea. Moon and Trump are scheduled to hold talks April 11 in Washington to ‘discuss the latest developments regarding […]

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3/12/2019

MILITARY/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Pentagon is taking steps to develop new missiles, following the Trump administration’s decision to suspend the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a 1987 arms-control agreement that the Trump administration has said it plans to exit due to Russian violations…She added that these activities ‘would have been inconsistent with our obligations under the […]

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3/8/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Amid reports that a North Korean rocket launch facility is once again operational, President Donald Trump said Friday [3-8-19] that he would ‘very disappointed’ if he saw signs of any renewed testing at nuclear or missile sites. He told reporters that he has had a ‘good relationship’ with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un ‘and it […]

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3/7/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A senior State Department official on Thursday [3-7-19] expressed optimism that the denuclearization of North Korea could be achieved during President Donald Trump’s first term, despite the lack of progress during the recent Hanoi summit and expert assertions to the contrary…The official’s statements come in the wake of a failed summit […]

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3/7/2019

MEDIA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea’s state TV has aired a documentary glorifying leader Kim Jong Un’s recent visit to Vietnam that omitted the failed nuclear negotiations with President Donald Trump. The footage’s release Wednesday [3-6-19] came amid reports that North Korea is restoring some facilities at its long-range rocket launch site that it dismantled last […]

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3/6/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Wednesday [3-6-19] he would be ‘very disappointed’ in Kim Jong Un if North Korea is rebuilding a rocket launch site just days after the two boasted of their strong relationship during a summit in Vietnam…Satellite imagery released this week suggested North Korea began rapidly rebuilding the launch site […]

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3/6/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said on Wednesday [3-6-19] he would be ‘very disappointed’ if reports that North Korea is rebuilding a long-range rocket site were true, adding that it is too soon to know the intention of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un…Trump said the relationship between the U.S. and North Korea […]

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3/4/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump suggested Sunday [3-3-19] night that the high-profile congressional testimony offered last week by his former personal attorney may have contributed to the collapse of nuclear negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a summit in Vietnam. Trump thus far has attributed his decision to walk […]

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3/3/2019

DEMS/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For the Democrats to interview in open hearings a convicted liar & fraudster, at the same time as the very important Nuclear Summit with North Korea, is perhaps a new low in American politics and may have contributed to the ‘walk.’ Never done when a president is overseas. Shame!”  –Donald Trump, […]

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3/1/2019

FOREIGN POLICY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump embarked on his trip to Vietnam with a political cloud hanging over his head and keen to show progress on a thorny foreign policy issue that has befuddled many of his predecessors. Now, he is just back from a Hanoi summit with North Korea that collapsed and […]

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2/28/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “There were encouraging signs leading up to the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. For his part, Trump signaled a subtle but important shift in his approach toward North Korea’s denuclearization — repeatedly saying, ‘Speed is not important to me’ and ‘I’m in no […]

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2/28/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Time is not on President Donald Trump’s side if he still hopes to put a stop to North Korea’s nuclear weapons ambitions after the collapse of his summit with Kim Jong Un. Negotiators seeking to lay new groundwork for a potential agreement will probably have to proceed in a far more […]

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2/28/2019

CHUCK SCHUMER/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is drawing praise from unlikely corners for his surprise decision to walk away from the historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ‘President Trump did the right thing by walking away and not cutting a poor deal for the sake of a photo op,’ Senate […]

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2/28/2019

MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump walked away from a summit with North Korea on Thursday [2-28-19] saying his administration was ‘positioned to do something very special’ on denuclearization. Experts had their doubts. Trump’s own Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo even acknowledged the lack of progress with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un: […]

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2/28/2019

HUMAN RIGHTS/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Thursday [2-28-19] he did not hold Kim Jong Un responsible for the death of Otto Warmbier, the U.S. college student who died after being imprisoned in North Korea. In 2016, Warmbier, then 21 years old, was arrested and accused of committing a ‘hostile act’ as he […]

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2/28/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In the end, President Donald Trump did the unexpected: He walked away. A visibly deflated Trump began the news conference wrapping up his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by talking about anything else. He riffed on the potential nuclear crisis between India and Pakistan. The violent crackdown […]

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2/28/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A senior North Korean official contradicted President Donald Trump on Thursday [2-28-19], denying that his country had insisted on the removal of all sanctions in return for dismantling a key nuclear facility. In a rare news conference addressing the reason why nuclear talks broke down in Hanoi early Thursday, North Korea’s […]

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2/28/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump abruptly ended a long-planned summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on Thursday [2-28-19], acknowledging the two leaders did not reach an agreement that accomplished the U.S. goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. ‘Sometimes you have to walk,’ Trump told a news conference in Hanoi that was moved […]

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2/28/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump framed the breakdown of his nuclear summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as wisely knowing when ‘to walk.’ But the stunning collapse revealed the limits of his unique brand of personal diplomacy and raised concerns about future efforts to disarm a global threat. Eyeing the history books […]

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2/28/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States and North Korea offered conflicting accounts and traded blame on Thursday [2-28-19] after a second summit meeting between President Trump and the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, ended abruptly without any agreement on nuclear disarmament or easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. ‘Sometimes you have to walk,’ Mr. Trump […]

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2/28/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It was an unlikely bromance that began last summer in Singapore. The relationship seemed ready to blossom even more this week in Vietnam — until, suddenly, the date went sour. President Trump, who prides himself on his negotiating skills, began his second summit meeting with Kim Jong-un — the North Korean […]

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2/28/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VIETNAM: “President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday [2-28-19] that North Korea is not ready to wind down its nuclear weapons program, telling Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he understands how much work the country has put into its arsenal. Trump spoke with Hannity after two days of meetings on denuclearization with North Korean […]

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2/28/2019

MICHAEL COHEN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The news that President Donald Trump walked away from negotiations with North Korea early and empty-handed led many experts and lawmakers to heave sighs of relief, even as the summit’s abrupt finale raises questions about where things go from here. Many had worried that the President, eager to score a […]

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2/27/2019

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “All false reporting (guessing) on my intentions with respect to North Korea. Kim Jong Un and I will try very hard to work something out on Denuclearization & then making North Korea an Economic Powerhouse. I believe that China, Russia, Japan & South Korea will be very helpful!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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