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A Searchable database containing over 30,000 curated and sourced quotes, including comments and facts about Donald J. Trump, his background, family, business, views and actions, including the people and events around him and related issues.

NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A day after its leader’s historic talks with President Trump, North Korea wasted no time on Wednesday [6-13-18] spinning the results in its favor, claiming it had won major concessions from the United States. The authoritarian country’s state-controlled news media said that Mr. Trump had promised to eventually lift sanctions […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just over half of all Americans say they approve of how President Donald Trump has handled North Korea, but only a quarter think that his summit this week with Kim Jong Un will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday [6-13-18]. […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea. President Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most dangerous problem. No longer – sleep well tonight!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 13, 2018 5:01 am

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!” -Donald Trump, […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Lawmakers from both parties, deeply mistrustful of a leader who has brutalized his own country, greeted a joint agreement between the United States and North Korea coolly on Tuesday [6-12-18], with top Republicans warning President Trump that any final accord on Kim Jong-un’s nuclear program should be submitted to the Senate […]

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MILITARY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump won few specific new commitments from Kim Jong Un to surrender his nuclear weapons after a day of talks, but kick-started a new phase of personal diplomacy aimed at pushing the North Korean leader toward a rapid and verifiable disarmament. In a two-page document signed by both […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump has imagined himself at the center of high-stakes nuclear negotiations since at least the mid-1980s, when he tried, unsuccessfully, to persuade the Reagan administration that it needed a New York real estate deal maker to lead arms-control talks with the Soviet Union. When, in 1989, he ran into the […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT:“President Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea will hold the first-ever meeting between leaders of their two countries on Tuesday [6-12-18] morning in Singapore, carrying with them hopes of ending seven decades of hostility and the threat of a nuclear confrontation. At stake is the American goal of ridding North Korea […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “There is literally nothing in the history of the past three decades to suggest that the diplomatic dance President Donald Trump begins with North Korea on Tuesday [6-12-18] will succeed—no hard evidence Pyongyang will give up its nuclear-weapons program, no record of North Korea’s honoring international agreements, no sign it […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “With the Trump administration’s controversial decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran, the confrontation between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic has entered a new stage. Many of America’s European allies fear that Donald Trump is retracing the path of George W. Bush toward war in the Middle East—this time […]

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JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [6-7-18] said he doesn’t feel a need to prepare for his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arguing that the delicate and high-stakes negotiations over denuclearization will be based more on ‘attitude’ than legwork. In extensive remarks during a visit from Japanese Prime […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When President Donald Trump sits down on Tuesday [6-12-18] with Kim Jong Un, his top priority will be wresting a firm commitment that the North Korean leader is finally prepared to give up his nuclear weapons program in exchange for security guarantees. And that may be the easy part. Even if […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/OIL/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A day before U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, one of his senior officials phoned Saudi Arabia to ask the world’s largest oil exporter to help keep prices stable if the decision disrupted supply. Riyadh, Tehran’s arch rival, has long been a close Washington ally, but direct […]

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CANADA/G7/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/RUSSIA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Isn’t it Ironic? Getting ready to go to the G-7 in Canada to fight for our country on Trade (we have the worst trade deals ever made), then off to Singapore to meet with North Korea & the Nuclear Problem…But back home we still have the 13 Angry Democrats pushing […]

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EU/IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In a letter to senior Trump administration officials, European foreign and finance leaders this week tacitly acknowledged that their efforts to preserve the West’s nuclear deal with Iran were failing. In the letter, sent on Monday [6-4-18] to the Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the European leaders […]

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HOUSE OF REPS/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday [6-6-18] that would require President Donald Trump’s administration to provide a detailed report on North Korea’s nuclear program to set a ‘baseline’ for progress on talks with Pyongyang. The bill, seen by Reuters before […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Iran’s top leader says anyone who fires one missile at his country ‘will be hit by 10’ in response, but dismisses fears of war as ‘propaganda’ by the West. Tensions have soared since the Trump administration withdrew from the landmark 2015 nuclear accord and vowed to restore sanctions unless Iran meets a […]

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HUMAN RIGHTS/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Barreling toward a historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump has his sights set on a nuclear deal, leaving allies and advocates worried that he may give short shrift to human rights abuses and regional security concerns. With a week to go before the June 12 […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea wants the United States to know: It’s not about the money. In the flurry of diplomacy to get the planned Singapore summit talks between President Trump and Kim Jong-un back on track, North Korea has been emphatic that it will not relinquish its nuclear weapons in exchange for American […]

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JOHN KELLY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump received a top-level visitor from North Korea on Friday [6-1-18] who came bearing a letter from the country’s dictator Kim Jong Un as the two sides work toward a meeting between the two world leaders. Trump was meeting in the Oval Office with Kim’s envoy, Kim Yong […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump said talks with North Korea in New York have been very positive and he is expecting the delegation from Pyongyang to travel to Washington on Friday [6-1-18] to deliver a letter to him from leader Kim Jong Un…If the North Korean delegation goes to the White House, […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “It was a quick but telling exchange. At a House committee hearing earlier this month, Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas was grilling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the Trump administration’s plans for North Korea…’Will you leave them with a civilian nuclear program?’ Castro asked. After a long pause, […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Ever since President Trump pulled out of planned talks with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, officials from both countries have been scrambling to salvage the summit meeting and keep it on track for June 12 in Singapore. A process that normally would take months is now being compressed […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NEW YORK/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A senior North Korean official arrived in New York on Wednesday [5-30-18] in the highest-level official visit to the United States in 18 years, as President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un sought to salvage prospects for a high-stakes nuclear summit. Kim Yong Chol, the former military intelligence chief […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Any diplomatic agreement in which North Korea agreed to give up its nuclear weapons could take as long as 10 years to implement, according to a new analysis from former US officials. The assessment, released Monday [5-28-18] by experts at Stanford University, comes as the White House is trying to verify […]

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MIKE PENCE/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea’s senior envoy for U.S. affairs renewed a threat to call off a planned summit with President Donald Trump and warned that Pyongyang could ‘make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined.’ In its most direct language aimed at Washington following a recent […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea said on Thursday [5-24-18] that it had destroyed its only known nuclear test site, three weeks before its leader, Kim Jong-un, had been planning to meet with President Trump. But only hours after the North Korean news, Mr. Trump announced he had decided to cancel the meeting ‘based on […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 5 p.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he’s ‘very perplexed’ that the U.S.-North Korea summit won’t go ahead as planned. Yonhap news agency cited Moon as urging direct talks between President Donald Trump […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday [5-23-18] that the denuclearization of North Korea is the top U.S. national security priority and that economic prosperity was a clear incentive for Pyongyang to give up its weapons. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was candid about his […]

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CHINA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s spur-of-the-moment decision to agree to a face-to-face meeting with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un represented an unprecedented opportunity, but also a huge risk, most recently highlighted by a case of cold feet on both sides. Anticipation about the June 12 meeting in Singapore is turning to pessimism, […]

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IRAN/MIKE POMPEO/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used his first major policy address to deliver a hard-line speech on Monday [5-21-18], in which he demanded that Iran change just about everything regarding its behavior on the world stage. He insisted that Iran end all nuclear enrichment programs and close its heavy water reactor, […]

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IRAN/MIKE POMPEO/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration escalated its demands on Iran, putting Tehran on notice that any new nuclear deal would require it to stop enriching all uranium and halt its support for militant groups in the region. The administration’s demands were outlined in a speech on Monday [5-21-18] by Secretary of State Mike […]

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DEFENSE/IRAN/MIKE POMPEO/MILITARY/NUCLEAR/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The US will aim to ‘crush’ Iran with economic and military pressure unless it changes its behavior in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday [5-21-18]. Pompeo, unveiling the Trump administration’s new policy on Iran just weeks after President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, said […]

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GERMANY/IRAN/NUCLEAR/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “German companies are concerned that U.S. President Donald Trump is increasingly thinking only of America rather than just putting his country first, the head of Germany’s DIHK Chambers of Commerce told media. The United States has pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and Germany has acknowledged it could be hard […]

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CHINA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday [5-21-18] urged China on Monday to maintain a secure border with North Korea, pressing Beijing ahead of his anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month aimed at denuclearization…He did not elaborate on the significance of the North Korea-China border issue in […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A partial surrender of nuclear arms and missiles by North Korea could help break a deadlock between Washington and Pyongyang over how to begin the process of denuclearization, under a solution proposed by a senior U.S. official and an adviser to the South Korean president. The idea is intended to […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House brushed aside threats by North Korea on Wednesday [5-16-18] to cancel an upcoming summit meeting between President Trump and the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, saying it was still ‘hopeful’ the meeting will happen — but that Mr. Trump would be fine if it did not. ‘The president is […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Amid fresh uncertainty over his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump Wednesday [5-16-18] said that he is committed to pressing for the country to abandon its nuclear program as part of any meeting. North Korea threatened earlier in the day to scrap the historic […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For weeks, President Donald Trump has said he might walk away from a bad deal with North Korea. On Wednesday [5-16-18], Pyongyang signaled that it, too, might turn its back on talks. North Korea’s warnings that it would cancel a June summit if Washington insists on rapid disarmament highlight the […]

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LIBYA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The White House on Wednesday [5-16-18] downplayed comments by national security adviser John Bolton, who recently invoked Libya’s decision to denuclearize during the Bush administration as a model for US policy on North Korea, potentially placing a planned US-North Korea summit in jeopardy. Hours earlier, a North Korean official said […]

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EU/IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States escalated its financial pressure on Iran Tuesday [5-15-18] by slapping terror sanctions on the head of its central bank and barring anyone around the world from doing business with him, underscoring President Donald Trump’s hard line after his withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear accord upset European allies. Valiollah Seif, […]

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EU/IRAN/MIKE POMPEO/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to German, French and British counterparts in recent days to discuss cooperation over Iran, a State Department spokeswoman said on Monday 5-14-18] a week after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal…The White House on Sunday [5-13-18] threatened to impose sanctions […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/IRAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nobody said national-security policy was simple or easy. For proof, look at the current state of U.S. views on North Korea and Iran. At the moment, President Donald Trump has nice things to say about North Korea, which has built a nuclear weapon, has threatened to use it against the […]

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EU/IRAN/MIKE POMPEO/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “John R. Bolton, the national security adviser, said on Sunday [5-13-18] that European officials should have known that President Trump would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, despite months of negotiations to salvage the accord that they believed had brought them close to satisfying the president’s demands…Mr. Bolton’s remarks could […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP PEOPLE: “While many hands gripped the sword that undercut the Iran nuclear deal, no one outside the Trump administration was a more persistent or effective critic than Mark Dubowitz, the chief executive of a hawkish Washington think tank. But rather than publicly celebrate President Trump’s decision Tuesday [5-8-18] to jettison the accord, he is […]

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IRAN/MILITARY/NUCLEAR/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump repeated a misleading claim about Iran’s military budget Saturday [5-12-18], saying it had increased by more than 40 percent since the negotiation of the Iran nuclear deal. ‘Iran’s Military Budget is up more than 40% since the Obama negotiated Nuclear Deal was reached…just another indicator that it was all […]

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IRAN/MILITARY/NUCLEAR/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Iran’s Military Budget is up more than 40% since the Obama negotiated Nuclear Deal was reached…just another indicator that it was all a big lie. But not anymore!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 12, 2018 5:02 pm

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea has announced that they will dismantle Nuclear Test Site this month, ahead of the big Summit Meeting on June 12th. Thank you, a very smart and gracious gesture!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 12, 2018 4:08 pm

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BRITAIN/IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom condemned recent suspected Iranian rocket attacks on Israel in a phone call on Friday [5-11-18], according to statements from both administrations. But only a U.K. readout of the call addressed May’s concerns about the United States’ withdrawal from the Iran […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Less than a year ago, President Trump was savaging Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, as a ‘madman’ and murderer of his own people, branding him as ‘Little Rocket Man’ for his nuclear testing exploits and poking fun at his portly stature. Early Thursday [5-10-18] morning, a jubilant Mr. Trump described […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump announced on Thursday [5-10-18] that his meeting with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, will be held on June 12 in Singapore. The announcement came in a tweet just hours after Mr. Trump met the three recently freed American hostages at Joint Base Andrews, where they arrived in the […]

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IRAN/JAMES MATTIS/NUCLEAR/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Defense Secretary James Mattis may have come to terms with President Donald Trump’s decision to quit the Iran nuclear deal, but he suggested the administration is still grappling with how to define US policy on countering Tehran following public calls for regime change from national security adviser John Bolton […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Wednesday [5-9-18] that he expects Iran to continue to comply with the terms of the 2015 deal that limits Tehran’s nuclear program, even as the United States violates it by reimposing what he called ‘among the strongest sanctions that we’ve ever put on a country…’ Beyond betting that […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Iran’s supreme leader chastised President Donald Trump on Wednesday [5-9-18] over his decision to pull America out of the 2015 nuclear deal, while lawmakers lit a paper U.S. flag on fire inside parliament, shouting, ‘Death to America!’ The government backlash reflected broad public anger in Iran over Trump’s decision, which threatens to […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday [5-9-18] against resuming its nuclear weapons program, a day after announcing that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the landmark Iran nuclear deal…The comments came a day after Trump announced he was withdrawing the U.S. from the accord with Iran, abruptly restoring harsh sanctions in […]

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ASIA/EU/IRAN/MIDDLE EAST/MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Having returned from North Korea on Thursday [5-10-18], Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will embark on talks to persuade allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia to press Iran to return to negotiations over its nuclear and missile programs, U.S. officials said. The open question is whether the allies, […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo extended an olive branch to senior North Korean officials on Wednesday [5-9-18]: ‘All the opportunities your people so richly deserve’ in exchange for the shutting down of the North’s nuclear weapons program…Mr. Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang on Wednesday on a mission to smooth any remaining wrinkles […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/IRAN/NAFTA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The relative caution that constrained President Trump for much of his first year in office has been cast aside, and an emboldened commander in chief is finally reshaping foreign policy to reflect the ‘America First’ philosophy he promised during his campaign. Having shed or sidelined some of the top advisers […]

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EU/IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “European leaders on Wednesday [5-9-18] began drawing up plans to preserve the Iran nuclear accord, in defiance of President Donald Trump’s Tuesday [5-8-18] decision to abandon what he called the ‘rotten’ agreement. The possible action includes legislation that would block Washington from punishing European companies that continue to do business with Iran. […]

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IRAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump announced Tuesday [5-8-18] he is quitting the Iran nuclear deal, pitting him against the United States’ closest allies and leaving the future of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions in question…In announcing his long-telegraphed decision, Trump said he would initiate new sanctions on the regime, crippling the touchstone agreement negotiated by […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Donald Trump’s exit from the Iran nuclear deal was one of the most significant moments of his presidency — and cemented a sharp turn in decades of US foreign policy orthodoxy. It also opened a new window into Trump’s political soul, showing his willingness to unleash the kind of chaos abroad he […]

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IRAN/ISRAEL/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For President Trump and two of the allies he values most — Israel and Saudi Arabia — the problem of the Iranian nuclear accord was not, primarily, about nuclear weapons. It was that the deal legitimized and normalized the clerical Iranian government, reopening it to the world economy with oil revenue […]

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IRAN/ISRAEL/NUCLEAR/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For President Trump and two of the allies he values most — Israel and Saudi Arabia — the problem of the Iranian nuclear accord was not, primarily, about nuclear weapons. It was that the deal legitimized and normalized Iran’s clerical government, reopening it to the world economy with oil revenue that […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Oil prices settled lower on Tuesday [5-8-18], recovering some losses after President Donald Trump announced his decision to abandon the Iran nuclear deal. Light, sweet crude for June delivery settled down 2.4% at $69.06 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, breaking a four-session winning streak. Brent, the global benchmark, fell […]

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IRAN/JOE BIDEN/NUCLEAR/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday [5-8-18] criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Iran deal, a pillar of Obama’s legacy on foreign policy…Trump announced on Tuesday afternoon that he was withdrawing the US from the nuclear agreement with Iran and said he would impose new sanctions. In his statement […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: “At the heart of the Iran deal was a giant fiction: that a murderous regime desired only a peaceful nuclear energy program.…’ -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 8, 2018 3:33 pm

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FOREIGN POLICY/IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The U.S. is pulling out of the Iranian nuclear accord, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday [5-8-18], dismantling his predecessor’s signature foreign-policy achievement and bucking the wishes of key allies around the globe. Speaking in the Diplomatic Room of the White House, Mr. Trump delivered harsh words about the deal, calling it […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump announced Tuesday [5-8-18] he is quitting the Iran nuclear deal, pitting him against the United States’ closest allies and leaving the future of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions in question. ‘It is clear to me that we cannot prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of the […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal: https://t.co/O3SpryCKkc“ -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 8, 2018 1:52 pm

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday [5-8-18] that Iran would remain committed to a multinational nuclear deal despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 agreement designed to deny Tehran the ability to build nuclear weapons…The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is the full name for the nuclear […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/POLL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Almost two-thirds of Americans — 63% — believe that the US should not withdraw from the agreement made with Iran to prevent the country from developing nuclear weapons. Only 29% believe the US should withdraw, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. President Donald Trump is expected to announce Tuesday […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For years, opponents of the nuclear deal with Iran have accused Benjamin J. Rhodes, a top national security aide to President Barack Obama, of scheming to sell the diplomatic agreement on false pretenses to the American people. Now, just as President Trump appears likely to announce his decision to withdraw from the […]

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EU/IRAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday [5-7-18] that he is withdrawing the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, European diplomats said after concluding that they had failed to convince him that reneging on America’s commitment to the pact could cast the West into new confrontation with Tehran. If […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said he would announce on Tuesday [5-8-18] his decision on whether to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, which he has repeatedly criticized. ‘I will be announcing my decision on the Iran Deal tomorrow from the White House at 2:00pm,’ Mr. Trump tweeted Monday [5-7-18] afternoon. Mr. Trump repeatedly […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to prepare options for drawing down American troops in South Korea, just weeks before he holds a landmark meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, according to several people briefed on the deliberations. Reduced troop levels are not intended to be a bargaining chip […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “With diplomacy moving apace to end North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Northeast Asia is bracing for something few had thought likely just months ago: a reduction or withdrawal of American troops from South Korea. These forces have been the bedrock of the 65-year-old alliance between Seoul and Washington since the […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Friday [5-4-18] he has agreed to a time and place for his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but declined to announce the details…A White House spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a message seeking additional comment. Mr. Trump has said he wants meet Mr. […]

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IRAN/ISRAEL/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Iran’s foreign minister took to YouTube on Thursday [5-3-18] to criticize President Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw from the nuclear deal, saying Iran will not ‘renegotiate or add onto’ the atomic accord. Mohammad Javad Zarif’s video, which was also posted to Trump’s favorite social media platform, Twitter, appeared to be taking his […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said the administration has reached an agreement with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un to release three detained U.S. citizens, including a 62-year-old Virginian who has been held for two years…The White House declined to provide any additional details. Mr. Trump signaled on Twitter […]

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FRANCE/IRAN/MIDDLE EAST/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump has all but decided to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord by May 12 but exactly how he will do so remains unclear, two White House officials and a source familiar with the administration’s internal debate said on Wednesday [5-2-18]. There is a chance Trump might […]

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CHINA/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/ROBERT MUELLER/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “There was no Collusion (it is a Hoax) and there is no Obstruction of Justice (that is a setup & trap). What there is is Negotiations going on with North Korea over Nuclear War, Negotiations going on with China over Trade Deficits, Negotiations on NAFTA, and much more. Witch […]

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EU/IRAN/ISRAEL/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Tuesday [5-1-18] embraced Israel’s claims that Iran entered a nuclear deal with the world’s major powers under false pretenses, a stark divergence from its European allies, who said the disclosures broke little new ground and reinforced, rather than weakened, the case for the 2015 deal. The administration echoed […]

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IRAN/MIKE POMPEO/NUCLEAR/STATE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Incoming U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised to restore the State Department’s ‘swagger’ in his first address to employees on Monday [4-30-18] after a whirlwind tour of Israel, Saudi Arabia and Jordan over the weekend. Mr. Pompeo was greeted in the State Department’s packed lobby with lengthy applause and cries of […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Monday [4-30-18] that he would like to meet North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, at the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea, declaring that if their rendezvous is a success, ‘there’s a great celebration to be had on the site.’ In a tone that mixed […]

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IRAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday [4-30-18] that pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal would not have a negative impact on his upcoming nuclear talks with North Korea, and he said he would be open to negotiating a new nuclear accord with Tehran…Trump declined to say whether the United […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump claimed credit Friday [4-27-18] for a historic inter-Korean summit and insisted that the United States was ‘not going to be played’ by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump said the U.S. had narrowed down to two or three locations his planned meeting with Kim. The U.S. […]

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ANGELA MERKEL/FRANCE/GERMANY/NUCLEAR/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s backslapping diplomacy with France’s President Emmanuel Macron gave way to an altogether more businesslike encounter with another European ally, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, at the White House on Friday [4-27-18]. If Macron represented a friendly, if assertive, voice on matters of deep European concern, Merkel arrived […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “KOREAN WAR TO END! The United States, and all of its GREAT people, should be very proud of what is now taking place in Korea!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 27, 2018 5:55 am

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “After a furious year of missile launches and Nuclear testing, a historic meeting between North and South Korea is now taking place. Good things are happening, but only time will tell!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 27, 2018 5:41 am

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said ‘three or four days’ and as many as five locations are being considered for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which is expected to occur by mid-June…Mr. Trump also disclosed new details about the trip Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo made to […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday [4-26-18] said he is considering three or four dates as well as five locations for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, adding that it remains unclear whether the meeting will occur. Trump, speaking in an interview on Fox News Channel, said […]

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FRANCE/IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Iran would have ‘big problems’ if the country restarts its nuclear program, as he hosted French President Emmanuel Macron, who has pushed for the U.S. to remain in the nuclear pact and Tuesday [4-24-18] floated the idea of an expanded deal…At a later news conference, Mr. Trump again […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House said Monday [4-23-18] North Korea won’t get sanctions relief until it takes ‘concrete action’ toward denuclearization, the goal of President Donald Trump’s planned summit with Kim Jong Un. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ comments appeared to leave open the possibility of easing the U.S.-led ‘maximum pressure’ campaign before […]

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FRANCE/IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Emmanuel Macron of France was scheduled to arrive at the White House on Monday [4-23-18] on a mission to persuade President Trump not to scrap the multinational nuclear agreement with Iran, even as Tehran’s foreign minister warned that there was no alternative to the deal and ‘it is either all or […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The vibes surrounding President Donald Trump’s planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are pretty good at the moment, and good vibes are better than bad ones. But here is the tougher underlying reality. Even a successful summit is likely to mark merely the start of prolonged and difficult […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump will urge North Korea to act quickly to dismantle its nuclear arsenal when he meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and isn’t willing to grant Pyongyang substantial sanctions relief in return for a freeze of its nuclear and missile tests, administration officials said. Those two closely related […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Iran may resume its nuclear activities ‘at a much greater speed’ if President Donald Trump moves forward with plans to pull the U.S. out of a landmark nuclear agreement and reimpose sanctions against the nation, Iran’s foreign minister said Friday [4-20-18]. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told ‘Face the Nation’ host Margaret […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North Korea and the World – big progress! Look forward to our Summit.” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 20, 2018 5:50 am

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ANGELA MERKEL/EU/IRAN/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of two European leaders heading to Washington as he mulls the fate of the nuclear deal with Iran. Their April 27 meeting follows French President Emmanuel Macron’s stop in the U.S. capital. The agreement’s future may depend on the success of […]

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MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week. Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed. Details of Summit are being worked out now. Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 18, 2018 5:42 […]

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