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Trump has his cake and eats it too with sanctions tanking Iran’s economy and oil staying low

President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has isolated Iran and tanked its currency, the rial.
These are Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 jets from the US. They can't take Russian or Chinese bombs. They rely on US support.

Trump and Saudi Arabia could basically brush off the Khashoggi crisis — and that’s been the norm

Unless Saudi Arabia's impulsive new leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, chooses to blow up the US-Saudi alliance against all conventional wisdom, both sides are likely to brush off Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.

Trump is beating up on Iran — and it’s making Obama look weak

President Donald Trump has, at almost every turn, defied experts on Iran policy to take a very aggressive track against Tehran and has yet to suffer a single tangible consequence. The nightmare scenarios President Barack Obama warned against have not come to pass.
President-elect Donald Trump

Trump says Iran sanctions are back, asks for nothing less than ‘WORLD PEACE’

President Donald Trump has repeatedly pushed for talks with Iran's leadership, though that could embarrass the theocratic leaders of the country, as they see themselves as holy warriors fighting US hegemony.

Trump drops the sanctions hammer on Iran — but Putin could come to Tehran’s rescue

A summit with President Donald Trump would greatly shame the theocratic rulers of Iran, as they frame their government as a revolutionary act opposing US hegemony and cry "death to America." That's where Russian President Vladimir Putin may come into play.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with Muslim leaders and scholars in Hyderabad

Iran’s currency plunges to a record low as US sanctions near

Iran's currency sank to an all-time low over the weekend, falling below 100,000 rials to the dollar, ahead of the first round of US sanctions which are set to go into effect next week.

Trump’s endgame with North Korea could end up looking a lot like the Iran deal

Lawmakers want President Donald Trump to come home from the historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore with enough diplomatic progress that will ultimately lead to an official treaty ready for the Senate to ratify with a 2/3 majority vote.
John Bolton.

John Bolton will reportedly meet with Israeli national security adviser to ratify joint approach to Iran

US National Security Adviser John Bolton will reportedly meet with his Israeli counterpart, Meir Ben-Shabat, in Washington on Tuesday to talk about Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will also discuss Iran with several European leaders next week.
Chuck Schumer stands outside a gas station in 2006.

Democrats are missing the mark in attacking Trump over surging gas prices

Democrats are claiming that President Donald Trump's policies, such as pulling the US out of the Iran Deal, are causing gas prices to rise. But, most of the recent increase is due to a long rebalancing of oil supply and demand after the price crash in 2016.
President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Here’s how quickly Iran could build a nuclear weapon

The Iran nuclear deal was designed to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons, but now that President Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the pact there's a chance it could fall apart and the Iranian regime could move toward becoming a nuclear power.