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Cracks, confusion in US approach to North Korea as Trump openly defies advisers

By Conor Finnegan on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Three months after the Hanoi summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, cracks and confusion are starting to show in the administration’s approach. President Trump said he views recent missile launches by Kim’s regime “differently” than his advisers. The State Department declined to call those launches “ballistic missiles” or say they violated United Nations Security Council resolutions, even after the Pentagon used the term “ballistic missiles”…

Bolton says U.S. sanctions to stay until Russia changes behavior

Friday, August 24, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton said on Friday that U.S. sanctions against Russia would remain in place until Moscow changes its behavior. Speaking at a news conference in Kiev, Bolton added he had told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that Moscow should not meddle in Ukraine’s presidential vote next year. Washington has imposed economic sanctions against Russia over its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.…