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  • North Korea Lashes Out At Administration Officials 'Going Against' President Trump

    08/11/2018 1:50:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 10, 2018 | Scott Neuman
    North Korea is renewing its harsh criticism of the United States for failing to live up to the spirit of the Singapore summit, but Pyongyang is sparing President Trump as it blames "some high-level officials" within the administration. The foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday that the U.S. should not expect North Korea to follow through on promises to denuclearize as long as Washington adheres to "old scenarios" that have failed in the past. The comments come less than two months after Trump met in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after which the president proclaimed...
  • Trump administration not 'starry-eyed' about North Korea denuclearization, John Bolton says......

    08/05/2018 8:32:09 PM PDT · by caww · 14 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/5/2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    “There's nobody in this administration starry-eyed about the prospects of North Korea actually denuclearizing,” Bolton told "Fox News Sunday." “The president is giving Kim Jong Un a master class in how to hold a door open for somebody, and if the North Koreans can't figure out how to walk through it, even the president's fiercest critics will not be able to say it's because he didn't open it wide enough.” Bolton also said that there might be a time when Trump has to call out Kim for not being serious about denuclearizing and the administration will have to admit that...
  • Bolton: North Korea not taking steps to denuclearise

    08/07/2018 1:37:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | August 7, 2018 | Agencies
    US President Donald Trump's top national security adviser has said the relaxation of any sanctions against North Korea was not under consideration as Pyongyang has not taken the necessary steps to denuclearise. In an interview with US cable channel, Fox News, John Bolton said on Tuesday that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is prepared to return to North Korea for another meeting with its leader, Kim Jong-un. "What we really need is not more rhetoric," he said. "What we need is performance from North Korea on denuclearisation." Bolton said the United States has lived up to the Singapore declaration...
  • John Bolton: North Korea 'has not taken the steps' Denuclearize

    08/07/2018 12:32:28 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/07/18 | Jordan Fabian
    “The United States has lived up to the Singapore declaration,” Bolton said in an interview on Fox News, referring to the framework Trump and Kim agreed to during their summit in June. “It’s just North Korea that has not taken the steps we feel are necessary to denuclearize.” The idea that we’re going to relax the sanctions just on North Korea’s say-so, I think, is something that just isn’t under consideration,” Bolton said. “We’re going to continue to apply maximum pressure to North Korea until they denuclearize, just as we are to Iran. The president feels very strongly about it.”...
  • Bolton: Iran Must Stop Its Belligerent Behavior and Until Then, We're Tightening the Screws

    08/06/2018 11:48:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Videos at link. On Monday morning the White House officially announced the reinstatement of sanctions on Iran after the U.S. left the nuclear agreement earlier this year. “Our policy is based on a clear-eyed assessment of the Iranian dictatorship, its sponsorship of terrorism, and its continuing aggression in the Middle East and all around the world,” President Trump said in a statement. During an interview with Fox News, National Security Advisor John Bolton detailed the move and called on the regime to end its "belligerent" behavior. "This is an indication of how strongly we feel that the Iranian nuclear weapons...
  • Trump 'open' to visiting Moscow for meeting with Putin

    07/27/2018 1:07:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump is “open” to visiting Moscow if he receives a formal invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House said Friday. "President Trump looks forward to having President Putin to Washington after the first of the year, and he is open to visiting Moscow upon receiving a reciprocal formal invitation," Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. Putin said Friday he is ready to invite Trump if conditions are right, and he is also ready to visit Washington. The White House statement came after National Security Adviser John Bolton said earlier this week that a meeting with...
  • UN envoy demands Trump resume funding to UNRWA

    07/24/2018 11:18:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/7/18 | Ben Ariel
    The UN special envoy to the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov on Tuesday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to resume funding he had cut to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN agency which assists “Palestinian refugees”. Addressing a UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East and quoted by Haaretz, Mladenov said that "UNRWA’s financial crisis remains a very serious concern. At present, UNRWA needs some $217 million to sustain its work in 2018. I urge the swift mobilization of support to enable the continuity of assistance and a maintenance of stability on the ground in the region."...
  • Top National Security Council official forced out: report (Escorted)

    07/13/2018 1:00:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A top National Security Council (NSC) official was forced to leave the group on Thursday, the most recent departure since national security adviser John Bolton joined the administration earlier this ear, Politico reported Friday. Jennifer Arangio, a senior director in NSC who worked with global groups, was escorted off White House premises and told that she was no longer needed at the administration, according to Politico. A NSC spokesman told Politico that the group doesn’t comment on personnel issues, and Arangio and didn’t return the publication’s request for comment. A former White House official told Politico that Arangio is “fiercely...
  • Trump asks Bolton to bring Putin to DC (2nd Summit)

    07/19/2018 2:05:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump has asked his national security adviser John Bolton to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington for a second summit. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that plans are underway for a second summit after Trump floated the news in an earlier tweet on Thursday. "In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs," Sanders tweeted. "President Trump asked @Ambjohnbolton to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway." Sanders's tweet came three days after the two leaders held talks in Finland, igniting a...
  • North Korea: US is making 'gangster-like' demands on denuclearisation

    07/07/2018 2:22:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    North Korea has accused the US of using "gangster-like" tactics to push it towards nuclear disarmament after a fresh round of high-level talks. It branded the US attitude at the meeting as "extremely troubling". The statement, by an unnamed foreign ministry official, gave a starkly different account from one provided by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just hours before. He had said progress was made during his two-day visit to Pyongyang. It is the first time he has visited North Korea since a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore....
  • The Return of the Soviet Union

    07/05/2005 9:41:19 AM PDT · by TheBigPicture · 28 replies · 4,050+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | May 6, 2005 | David Satter
    May 6, 2005 The Return of the Soviet Union by David Satter When President Bush ascends the reviewing stand in Red Square on May 9 for ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, he may find that his presence is being used less to mark a historic anniversary than to rehabilitate the Soviet Union. The anniversary has unleashed a wave of nostalgia for the Soviet Union. A report by the RIA press agency said, "all the veterans agree that the great love that the Soviet people had for their country and their belief in the righteousness...
  • Just Another G7 Where Other Countries Expect America Will Always Be Their Bank. No More

    06/10/2018 5:10:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 104 replies
    John Bolton via Twitter ^ | 06/09/18 | John Bolton
    Just another #G7 where other countries expect America will always be their bank. The President made it clear today. No more.      https://twitter.com/AmbJohnBolton/status/1005584419304898566
  • Trump Has Settled On a Core Demand for the North Korea Summit

    06/06/2018 9:34:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 6, 2018 | Eric Levitz
    Donald Trump wants to make a deal with North Korea. But it’s not clear what he’s willing to deal with to do so. The big question hanging over the president’s historic summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore next week has been what the United States is prepared to call a diplomatic success. National security adviser John Bolton tried to define that term as nothing less than immediate and total nuclear disarmament — and Pyongyang responded by threatening to withdraw from the meeting. But after briefly calling off the summit (in an oddly emotional presidential letter), Trump has moved to sideline...
  • White House National Security Advisor Announces Senior Staff Appointment

    06/01/2018 7:29:55 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 1, 2018 | Government
    (Washington, D.C.) – President Donald J. Trump’s National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton today announced Rear Admiral Douglas Fears as a Deputy Assistant to the President and Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor on the National Security Council staff. Prior to his appointment, Fears served as the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy at the National Security Council. “Doug Fears brings more than three decades of experience across a range of vital homeland security areas including counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and disaster response to the NSC,” said National Security Advisor John Bolton. “Doug will serve as the President’s...
  • Obama Allies Scheme to Kneecap Trump’s New National Security Team

    05/31/2018 6:39:17 PM PDT · by blueyon · 37 replies
    The Washington FreeBeacon ^ | 5/31/18 | Adam Kredo
    Organizations and individuals entrenched in the Obama administration's pro-Iran echo chamber are engaging in a new plot to defame top White House national security officials, a campaign that mirrors a successful effort by these same groups to oust former Trump administration National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to sources familiar with the new effort. After targeting Flynn, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former senior Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka, organizations closely tied to the Obama administration are setting their sites on National Security Adviser John Bolton and his newly formed team. Recent attacks by groups such as the Council on...
  • Thomas Wictor Twitter Thread on North Korea

    05/25/2018 10:24:09 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 44 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 24, 2018 | Thomas Wictor
    So THIS is the plan. Here's the North Korean statement: The North Koreans are saying, "The US and North Korea can't even talk, due to the mutual historical baggage. So the only solution is reunification with the South." OH MY GOD. Kim Jong-un is saying that in order to improve relations, he's willing to dissolve his country! And with that one statement, China loses control of North Korea. Incredible. Trump and Bolton and Kim and Moon pulled off the mother of all deceptions. Next,Trump will agree to meet Kim. See, the Chinese were thinking small: nukes. Trump and Kim were...
  • Trump won't be Charlie Brown to Kim's Lucy with the football

    05/24/2018 1:31:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2018 | Michael Auslin
    There’s little reason to be surprised that Donald Trump canceled his anticipated summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. While some quarters will criticize Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton for raising the specter of Libya and the 2011 overthrow of strongman Muammar Gaddafi, the fact is that the administration from the beginning pursued a tactic of combining “maximum pressure” and accommodation. The White House never wavered in dangling both the stick and the carrot in front of Kim, seeing that approach as the surest way to avoid getting played by the North Koreans...
  • Trump's hawkish national security advisor John Bolton jumps into the White House's China trade talks

    05/24/2018 4:56:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 22 May 2018 | Kevin Breuninger
    Trump's hawkish national security advisor John Bolton jumps into the White House's China trade talks National security advisor John Bolton is involved with U.S.-China trade negotiations. A National Security Council official told CNBC that it was only "natural" that Bolton be involved in recalibrating the U.S. trade relationship with China. Bolton, who was recently criticized by North Korea, said in March that a revamped trade policy with China "could be a little shock therapy." Kevin Breuninger | Kayla Tausche Published 11:45 AM ET Tue, 22 May 2018 Updated 11:52 AM ET Tue, 22 May 2018 As the U.S. and China...
  • [N. Korea] Bolton: US Remains Firm with Objective of CVID

    05/17/2018 4:38:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    KBS ^ | 2018-05-17
    Bolton: US Remains Firm with Objective of CVID Write : 2018-05-17 08:28:14 Update : 2018-05-17 09:04:51 National Security Adviser John Bolton has reaffirmed that the U.S. is committed to the goal of realizing the complete denuclearization of North Korea. Bolton said on Wednesday during an interview with Fox News Radio that the U.S. is going to do everything it can to come to a successful meeting with North Korea, but it's not going to back away from the objective of that meeting, which is the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the North. The security adviser also said that "there...
  • Trump's national security adviser believes summit will still happen

    05/16/2018 6:32:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WJXT-TV ^ | May 16, 2018 | Kevin Liptak, CNN
    President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, told a radio host Wednesday he believes the summit with Kim Jong Un will happen, despite recent threats from North Korea to withdraw. Bolton told Fox Radio's Brian Kilmeade that he spoke early Wednesday with his South Korean counterpart to tick through the possible reasons for the warnings issued by Pyongyang. On Wednesday, the President was briefed on additional statements from North Korea's disarmament negotiator rejecting the US call for immediate nuclear disarmament and going after Bolton himself....