Diplomats said Trump’s words could be interpreted as a threat to withdraw the United States from NATO.
John HudsonIn his discussions with Europeans, Trump complained about the cost of NATO HQ, said he knew the architect and they overpaid. He also noted the glassy building could be easily destroyed by a missile
But following Pyongyang’s denunciation of what it called “gangster-like” demands from the Trump administration, the president suggested China might be playing a negative role because of its trade dispute with the United States.
“You might have not slept well” after the first day’s “serious” talks, North Korea’s former spy chief said to the U.S. secretary of state.
John Hudson🚨Pompeo's rosy outlook was almost immediately rejected by DPRK, which called the talks “regrettable” & accused the US of making unilateral demands for denuclearization. Pompeo just hours earlier said the two sides engaged in “good-faith negotiations"
John HudsonPompeo’s visit to North Korea forced the U.S. to postpone a planned meeting of U.S. and Indian defense and foreign ministers, so expectations were high among Japanese & South Korean officials that Pompeo would meet with Kim Jong Un during the two-day visit
Trip comes as U.S. intelligence reports cast doubt on the regime’s willingness to relinquish its nuclear and missile arsenal.
John HudsonPompeo expected to touch down any moment in Pyongyang. Here's my pre-game report from Tokyo
John HudsonPompeo sounded a note of optimism as he sat down with his North Korean counterpart Kim Yong Chol who has resisted U.S. efforts to spell out the denuke process. “I count on [this meeting] being very productive,” Pompeo said
European officials are scrambling to determine whether the president intends to reposition U.S. forces or is just making threats ahead of a NATO summit.
John HudsonSCOOP: As Trump fights w/ Merkel on defense spending, Pentagon staffers ordered to analyze the costs of a large-scale withdrawal of American troops from Germany. Word of the move is causing a nervous scramble at European embassies in DC
Georgia has denied two Syrian airlines access to its airspace in retaliation for Damascus recognizing the statehood of two Georgian breakaway regions last month, a senior aviation official told Reuters.
John HudsonGeorgia banned Syrian airlines from its airspace after Damascus recognized the statehood of Abkhazia and South Ossetia
Ahead of Trump’s trip to Europe, the White House scrambles to plan a last-minute meeting with Putin.
John HudsonEuropeans are
-pressing Trump to meet Putin after NATO summit, not before
-worried Trump will call NATO exercises "provocative" & "expensive"
-bracing for a debate on defense spending
-trying to avoid a debate on RU sanctions
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A week after President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing the United States from the Iran deal, five Republican candidates received the financial backing of billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and they all had one thing in common: they...
John HudsonSheldon Adelson swooped in to try to save five vulnerable GOP candidates who had adamantly opposed the Iran deal.