Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is learning the hard way that there is only so far one should push the Saudi government. With recent tweets from Canada’s foreign minister, he’s pushed well beyond that point.
No one on the American side will formally confirm anything, but an anonymous Taliban official told the Associated Press over the weekend that an American delegation met with a Taliban delegation in Qatar.
Putin wants his own investigators to question Ambassador Michael McFaul, our man in Moscow during the Obama Administration, and 10 other Americans. To the surprise of just about everyone (probably Putin most of all), the president didn’t immediately say no.
Trump had the opportunity to stand up to Putin and confront Russia’s international aggression, not just against the U.S., but in Crimea, Donbass, Georgia, and Syria. While we don’t know what the two discussed behind closed doors, the president did not mention any of those publicly.
With all the personal insults that have flown between Trump and Kim — “Little Rocket Man” and “dotard” being the most memorable — I’m surprised that no one has talked about how personally insulting the latest Korean broadside is.
The State Department on Tuesday departed from the “complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization” language, speaking instead of “the final, fully-verified denuclearization of the DPRK.” The difference is subtle, and yet striking.
Police on Wednesday afternoon announced that Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess, two Britons found unconscious on Saturday, had not overdosed on narcotics but were in fact the victims of Novichok poisoning.
No one said the road to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula would be a smooth one. North Korea’s long history of deceit, duplicity, and double-dealing is no secret, and for the moment, it is safe to assume they’re going to continue doing what they’ve always done.