Rand Paul: good riddance to John Bolton

U.S. 09/11/19, 09:34

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) applauded President Donald Trump’s firing of his national security, John Bolton, through Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 10. “You know, I think the threat of war around the world is greatly diminished with Bolton out of the White House,” Paul told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto on Tuesday ...

Mitt Romney: I’m very unhappy to hear that Bolton’s leaving

Politics 09/11/19, 04:52

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said he was disappointment to hear the news of the firing of National Security Adviser John Bolton, calling the outgoing senior official of the White House "brilliant" and suggesting his reinstatement. “I’m very, very unhappy to hear that he is leaving. It’s a huge loss for the ...

US to impose sanctions on all Maduro supporters

Central America 08/06/19, 19:19

The United States is ready to target any individual or country that supports Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime. On Tuesday, speaking from Peru's capital Lima, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said the Trump administration will start enforcing financial embargoes on anybody—at home or overseas—who supports Maduro’s regime. This came a day after ...

Iran says new US sanctions mean ‘the permanent closure for diplomacy’

World 06/25/19, 03:27

Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the "permanent closure" for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran's president described the White House as "afflicted by mental retardation." President Hassan Rouhani went on to ...

Update: Bolton says US ‘prudence’ on Iran isn’t weakness

World 06/23/19, 05:17

The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 1:30 p.m. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Iran should not "mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness." Speaking alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday, Bolton said no one has granted ...

US national security adviser in UAE amid tensions with Iran

Politics 05/28/19, 22:20

President Donald Trump's national security adviser, a longtime hawk on Iran, is visiting the United Arab Emirates amid heightened tensions across the Persian Gulf. John Bolton tweeted he had arrived in the Emirates for meetings Wednesday "to discuss important and timely regional security matters." America recently deployed an aircraft carrier and B-52 ...

North Korea calls Bolton ‘war monger’ over missile comment

World 05/27/19, 09:37

North Korea on Monday called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a "war monger" and "human defect" after he described its recent tests of short-range missiles as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The statement by an unidentified North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson came as President Donald Trump visited Japan ...

President Trump downplays North Korean missile tests

Politics 05/25/19, 18:08

President Donald Trump is downplaying recent North Korean missile tests, tweeting from Tokyo that they're not a concern for him. Trump says, "North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me." That message appears to contradict Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, ...

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

World 05/20/19, 11:57

Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers to the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world powers and restored ...

Trump playing down threat of war with Iran

Politics 05/17/19, 02:10

President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic. Asked Thursday if the U.S. was going to war with Iran, the president replied, "I ...

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

World 05/15/19, 10:48

Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers to the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world powers and restored ...

‘Call me,’ President Trump tells Iran as tensions flare

Politics 05/09/19, 16:14

President Donald Trump has a message for Iran's leaders as tensions flare over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program: "Call me." Trump's nuclear talks with North Korea may be stalled, but that isn't keeping the self-styled deal-maker from looking to open a new front in his pursuit of geopolitical negotiating success. Trump on ...

US dispatches aircraft carrier over Iran threats of attack

Politics 05/06/19, 08:34

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is dispatching an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Middle East following “clear indications” that Iran and its proxy forces were preparing to possibly attack U.S. forces in the region, a defense official told The Associated Press. At the White House, national security adviser ...

Exclusive: US missed chance to woo Venezuela generals

World 05/03/19, 16:09

Around May 2017, an unusual request from a prominent Venezuelan general made its way to the White House: Gen. Ivan Hernández, head of both the presidential guard and military counterintelligence, wanted to send his 3-year-old son to Boston for brain surgery and needed visas for his family. After days of internal ...

A message to all patriotic citizens of Venezuela

Politics 05/01/19, 20:14

“Juan Guaido indeed is the duly elected constitutional leader” of Venezuela, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today. “Our task is to continue to support all those who are supporting Juan Guaido.” Over the past 36 hours—and, indeed, for months before—President Donald J. Trump, Secretary Pompeo, and National Security Advisor John Bolton ...

Trump threatens Cuba as US supports Venezuela uprising

America 04/30/19, 17:30

The Trump administration quickly declared enthusiastic support Tuesday for the Venezuelan opposition effort to spark a military uprising against embattled President Nicolas Maduro, hoping for decisive action in the political crisis that has engulfed the South American nation. Late in the day, President Donald Trump threatened a "full and complete embargo" ...

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