The idea that any treaty between the U.S. and Iran, signed prior to the Iranian Revolution that brought the ayatollahs to power, would remain in effect today is laughable. Iran’s theocrats have abrogated that pact many times over.
In yesterday’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump cast Iran as the bad guy. This was unnecessary, since by its own actions, Iran does a pretty good job of assuming the role all on its own.
Though concrete evidence of North Korean denuclearization still is lacking, Secretary of State Pompeo is optimistic. But amid nuclear scares on the Korean peninsula, there’s some good news being lost in the shuffle.
The U.N meets in NYC this week and critics fear the president’s brash brand of diplomacy. But with threats from Iran, DPRK and others, the watching world still knows it faces bigger dangers than Trump’s manners.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in was in the North this week for another “historic” summit that has produced sound and fury, pageantry, great photos, and grand pronouncements – but little real progress.
The former senator and secretary of state says he still speaks to the Iranian foreign minister, hoping to improve situations in the Middle East. Predictably, political opponents are using an obscure and outdated law to criticize him.
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.