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US rhetoric on Iran could be N. Korea-style storm before calm, or prelude to war – ex-US diplomat

Remembering the harsh rhetoric on North Korea that preceded the Trump-Kim summit, US discourse on Iran may be an attempt to soften up Tehran for conciliation or a replay of Iraq, according to former US diplomat Jim Jatras. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo castigated the Iranian regime in a speech to the Iranian-American community in California on Sunday, describing ...

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Waters slams Democrat leaders for protecting own power as they urge her to stop resistance rhetoric

Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters has accused her party’s leaders of protecting their own power, after they denounce her calls for harassing Trump officials. The California congresswoman, dubbed #MadMaxine by some Trump supporters, blasted establishment Democrats for calling for calm. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi both called for civility and debate instead of violent confrontation. ...

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Ahead of North Korea summit, Trump softens Iran rhetoric

Discussing the upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, US President Donald Trump seemingly strayed off-topic to hold out the prospect of a new nuclear deal with Iran. “Iran is not the same country that it was a few months ago,” Trump told reporters at the White House at a joint press conference on Thursday with Japanese ...

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More Cold War rhetoric used in Russia-US relations – Kremlin spokesman

With Russia on the rise, America and the West are feeling more and more uncomfortable, Kremlin spokesman told RT in an exclusive interview. He added that Moscow and Washington use more Cold War rhetoric in their relations now. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he recognized the tell-tale signs of the Cold War, which in turn were regrettably reflected in ...

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'Bomb Iran & execute Snowden’: Brief history of Pompeo’s foreign policy rhetoric

Newly-installed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doesn’t have a huge amount of experience as a diplomat so what can we expect from the former Kansas congressman now that he is heading US foreign policy? Pompeo landed the top job in the State Department on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump ousted Rex Tillerson. Here’s a flavor of his previous comments ...

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‘Positive sign after years of hardline rhetoric’: Russian senator on US lawmakers’ call for dialogue

The call for dialogue from US lawmakers who urged Washington to “urgently engage with Russia,” after President Putin presented new advanced Russian arms, seems to be a step towards policy change, Senator Konstantin Kosachev said. On Thursday, a group of US lawmakers argued for starting a dialogue with Russia “to avoid miscalculation and reduce the likelihood of conflict,” according to ...

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‘Unscripted remarks & bombastic rhetoric’ could derail planned Trump-Kim meeting

The bombshell news of a planned face-to-face meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un has met mixed reactions. They range from cautions optimism to fears that “unscripted” remarks by the US President might derail the progress. The announcement that Donald Trump has accepted Kim Jong-un’s invitation to a personal meeting to discuss North Korea’s denuclearization was welcomed to varying degrees ...

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London mayor compares Donald Trump’s language to ‘rhetoric of ISIS’

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has compared Donald Trump’s Twitter attacks to tactics used by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). Khan has been outspoken in his criticism of the US president. In an interview with the Intercept, Khan said Trump’s language is “very similar to the rhetoric used by so-called ISIS/Daesh.” He added that one of the things the terrorist group wants ...

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BOMBastic rhetoric: Congress reminds Trump ‘no nuclear first strike without its approval’

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 13:41 Edited time: 20 Nov, 2017 14:55 It is a good reminder to the president and to the military that no offensive nuclear strike can be conducted without approval of the peoples’ houses, Ivan Eland, US defense analyst, told RT. US Air Force Gen. John Hyten, head of the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) said Saturday ...

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