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The U.S. and French presidents are jointly addressing the media in Biarritz, France, about the gathering of global economic powers.
The president said he would postpone a planned trip to the Scandinavian country after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called his idea of buying the island “absurd.”
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The U.S. has long accused Russia of refusing to comply with its terms.
After multiple frustrations, U.S. strategists are asking if the North Korean leader is capable of making the nuclear deal the Trump administration wants.
Pointing to a U.S. military video, Trump maintained: “Iran did do it.” Meanwhile, the president of the Japanese company operating one of the tankers says he doesn’t believe a mine or torpedo was used.
The president said he was ordering the Treasury Department to withdraw added “large scale sanctions” against North Korea on the same day Pyongyang quit a liaison office with South Korea.
Under the agreement, South Korea will contribute about $890 million a year for the U.S. military presence — less than the billion dollars or more the U.S. had requested.
The top U.S. diplomat accused the Obama administration of making crucial errors that worsened a string of crises in the region, from the Arab Spring to ISIS.