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The Trump Iran Policy is Working

I’m a little concerned that National Security Advisor John Bolton is looking for a war. But as it stands now, the Iran policy he and President Trump are pursuing is working. In short, the idea is to try to do something about problems every other administration has kicked down the road: Iran’s nuclear program cannot be permitted to resume and get to a point where

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Trump Wary of Being Dragged Into a War

President Trump has some aides, led by National Security Advisor John Bolton, who are hawkish. He has others, including many in the Pentagon, who favor diplomacy. This gets described negatively in the press as a “divide within the administration.” What it actually amounts to is having a range of opinions in your administration and then making a decision. If this were Obama, the press would

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Trump Says He Would Send Many More Than 200K Troops to Confront Iran

I’m pretty sure National Security Advisor John Bolton wants to have a war with someone. I’m just not sure yet if it’s with Iran, North Korea, or Venezuela. Or a country to be names later. According to the Washington Examiner: President Trump acknowledged on Tuesday that he would consider sending 120,000 troops, or more, to the Middle East to deal with Iran, even as he

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Trump Moves to Isolate Iran’s Terrorist Regime

This is why Republican voters selected Donald Trump instead of Marco Rubio, Jeb, and the rest of them. Voters understood that there was a toughness and a commitment to the man that none of the others had. Such strengths were desperately needed in a nation drifting from its traditional moorings and facing an increasingly dangerous world that Barack Obama had sought to accommodate. According to

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Pompeo Blasts Kerry’s “Unseemly” Undermining of Trump’s Foreign Policy

What happened to all the talk about the Logan Act, now that Democrats are conducting foreign policy as private citizens? From the Logan Act: Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to

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Trump Formally Reimposes Certain Sanctions on Iran

From a statement by the president issued by the White House: Today, the United States is taking action to reimpose nuclear-related sanctions with respect to Iran that were lifted in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of July 14, 2015 (the “JCPOA”). These actions include reimposing sanctions on Iran’s automotive sector and on its trade in gold and precious metals, as well as

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Trump to Iran: Never, Ever Threaten the United States Again

Iran threatened the United States. President Trump told them not to do that. To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July

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Senate Report: Obama Officials Repeatedly Lied to Congress About Iran Finances

The Obama administration repeatedly lied to Congress about whether Iran would be able to access the U.S. financial system as Obama officials completed, and the Senate vote on, a nuclear with the rogue nation. According to the report, released Wednesday by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Iran was desperate to access billions of dollars stored abroad. The most efficient

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Hillary Clinton on Iran Deal Withdrawal: “Our Credibility is Shot”

Actually, no. Hillary Clinton complained Wednesday that nobody’s going to trust the United States anymore now that President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal. As Secretary of State, I helped negotiate the crippling international sanctions that brought Iran to the table. It would be much harder a second time, now that our credibility is shot. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 9, 2018 First

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Obama Disgruntled About Trump Decision to Scrap the Iran Deal

Here’s a short part of a very long Facebook lecture by Barack Obama on President Trump’s decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal: There are few issues more important to the security of the United States than the potential spread of nuclear weapons, or the potential for even more destructive war in the Middle East. That’s why the United States negotiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan

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