Tag: Foreign Affairs

South Korea’s Leader Wants a Trump-Kim Summit Before November

The President of South Korea is calling for another meeting between President Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un before the November elections. According to The Hill: South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called on President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet again before the U.S. presidential election in November, a Seoul official said Wednesday, according to

South Korea Refutes Bolton’s Account of North Korea Summit

The government of South Korea has responded to Jonh Bolton’s claims about the North Korea summit by claiming that he “substantially distorts facts.” According to The Daily Wire: South Korea is disputing former national security adviser John Bolton’s account of ’s negotiations with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. … A South Korean security official says that

Trump Admin Hits Iranian Shipping Company Tied to WMDs With Sanctions

The Trump administration has placed sanctions on an Iranian shipping company tied to a WMD program. According to The Washington Free Beacon: The Trump administration on Monday reimposed sanctions on Iran’s shipping industry due to its efforts to import ballistic missile technology and other equipment used as part of Tehran’s weapons of mass destruction program.

Trump Admin Charges Venezuelan President Maduro With Drug Trafficking

The Trump Administration has announced that charges have been filed by the United States Department of Justice against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for drug trafficking. According to The Hill: Attorney General William Barr announced Thursday the indictment of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other top officials for crimes related to drug trafficking. Maduro was charged with narco-terrorism

Pompeo Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made a surprise visit to Afghanistan. The move comes as a surprise as the United States focuses on fighting back against the coronavirus. According to The Hill: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Monday in an effort to end a political crisis that has stalled

Pompeo Reveals Trump Admin’s Plan to Counter Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has revealed the Trump administration’s plan to deal with Iran and to end the failed nuclear deal once and for all. According to The Washington Free Beacon: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The Trump administration is waging a multi-pronged effort to thwart Iran’s expansion across the Middle East, including efforts at the United

Pompeo Will Testify on Iran This Month

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will testify about the situation with Iran this month. According to The Hill: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on U.S. policy in Iran before the end of the month, the chairman of the committee told The Hill. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the chairman of

President Trump Looking to Africa to Target Iran

President Trump is taking a non-traditional approach to counter Iran by looking to Africa, according to reports. According to The Hill: The Trump administration is turning toward Africa in an effort to bolster its alliance against Iran. The U.S. is looking to Sudan and Morocco as key partners in the effort to counter Tehran, part

Trump Administration Begins Drafting Iraq Sanctions

The Trump Administration has begun drafting possible sanctions to be placed on Iraq after the country’s parliament voted to expel the US military. According to The Hill: Senior administration officials have reportedly begun drawing up potential economic sanctions against Iraq in the wake of President Trump‘s threat to impose sanctions should the country force American troops to

Trump’s Negotiator Returns to Afghanistan to Resume Peace Talks

President Trump’s negotiator for Afghanistan has returned to the country to resume peace talks. According to The Hill: Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, the Trump administration’s negotiator for peace talks in Afghanistan, is traveling to the region as the White House seeks to restart negotiations with the Taliban. The State Department announced Wednesday that Khalilzad departed Tuesday