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Trump Links Iran Decision to North Korea

  • Announcement comes as Pompeo traveled to Pyongyang for talks
  • Administration bets other countries will yield to U.S. clout
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Iran Nuclear Decision Raises Risks of War Says Rep. Adam Smith

President Donald Trump wants North Korea to cut a deal to give up its nuclear weapons. But on Tuesday, he walked away from a similar deal -- one that called on Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions.

To Trump’s critics, abandoning the Iran agreement will only teach North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the U.S. can’t be trusted. Yet the president believes he can turn that argument on its head by using the withdrawal to show that he’s a man who keeps his promises -- including his pledge to walk away from a deal with Tehran he’s long considered flawed.