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Trump, Macron seek new measures on Iran as deadline looms

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Trump's been told to scrap the deal, even though it's in everybody's interests to keep the deal in place.

One country doesn't like the deal and that's all that matters.

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One country doesn't like the deal and that's all that matters.

You got that right!

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Just ONCE I want a reporter to follow up on the claims that all of our deals were "terrible," and ask Trump to name just three specifics from the "terrible" deal that were bad -- explaining why they are bad and how he would improve them.

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The dictates of that one country that could bring chaos to an already chaotic region. And yet, the world keeps on spinning.

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Trump will keep the deal. He will put on the usual chaos show for his base, but that's about it. Perhaps he will get some token concession to say he is gteat, but the overall structure will stay the same. Trump and the GOP haven't even bothered to come up with alternative.

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"If Iran threatens us in any way, they will pay a price like few countries have ever paid," Trump said.

New reason for Iran to build more missiles.

And if he cancels the deal, showing the US can't be trusted, that's a new reason for North Korea not to give up its nukes.

"Deal is my art form", he said...

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So now drumpfh and macron are suddenly best buddies after sending 105 missiles into empty buildings in syria?

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Spot the happy people in the picture.

Nothing to see here.

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Who is the happy person in this photo?

Correct. No One.

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I wish the same. But stupid reporters only yell out nonsense about muh Russia or Stormy Daniels to push the narrative and try to be the cool kid amongst the press corps. But it’s not like the “reporters” even know, they just repeating Twitter posts and Dem talking points.

Just ONCE I want a reporter to follow up on the claims that all of our deals were "terrible," and ask Trump to name just three specifics from the "terrible" deal that were bad -- explaining why they are bad and how he would improve them.

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In view of the report that a foreign country used "conventional" bombs to disable an Iranian nuclear power plant in the past, I am surprised that that country is eager to continue its nuke power programs despite threats from the unpredictable Mr. Trump. Had I power (which may God/the gods forbid!), I would dismantle the USA nuclear establishment as too dangerous for the future. Not only the threat of nuclear waste--so hard to store and guard for generations and generations, as is required--but also the threat of a foreign bombing that might provoke a melt-down even worse than the one in Fukushima, Japan. (The heat released by the plants is said by a scientist to be so great as to be virtually unable to be hidden from space/the atmosphere. Thus, there is no hiding them.)

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The most important thing of this French crusade to seem important, was trump wiping dandruff of the little French mans suit, and forgoing economic tariffs on imports. Got to admire trump, everybody was watching for his strong small hands handshake, but the dandruff thing...hehehe.

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Got to admire trump, everybody was watching for his strong small hands handshake, but...

There're been plenty of these too !

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/24/politics/macron-visit-gifs/index.html

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So, I wonder what these two Islamophobes are going to put on the table that Iran wants?

Oh, right, the idea that they'd have to do that probably never crossed their mind.

But here's the thing, what do you think the reaction will be to the 'sanctions' when it is blatantly obvious that they have nothing to do with 'concerns' about 'Iran's nuclear program' or anything else but the need to punish democratic Iran for being independent and resilient in the face of the Imperium?

Especially as the power to 'punish' through 'sanctions' is going to be easy for China to do, singlehandedly, very soon. Does Japan really want to give that act legitimacy?

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This is a deal with decayed foundations," Trump said. "It's a bad deal. It's falling down.

That's to be expected when you knowingly walk away from a deal. This is basic Art of the Deal 101 - If two opposing sides aren't working towards maintaining a mutual foundation of an agreement, then there's not a deal. Reread your textbook - Chapter 1 "Think Big."

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A 40 year old meets a 71 year old head of state. Not at a golf course but with military salute. Good to see the way Europe matters. As for single leaders neither the UK nor Germany can show up this year like France.

Lets see who will perfect whom.

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Such a strange bromance...

Hopefully Macron's early effort to cultivate a personal friendship with Trump can do some good. This really is the Twilight Zone.

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I think it's so sweet the way Trump brushed away some dandruff from Macron's jacket. And those kisses between them - lovely. And real friendship starts with holding each other's hands. True bromance. Abe must be kicking himself, knowing that he should have taken more risks and just gone straight down to that French kiss. Macron is still in the US, and he's French - so who knows - maybe he could oblige.

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Sorry, but any country that says, "It is all right for OUR country to have nuclear weapons, but it is not all right for YOUR country to have them" is just going to be laughed at.

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A 40 year old meets a 71 year old head of state. Not at a golf course but with military salute.

Refresh your memory as you probably missed it: Trump is returning the military 'salute' he got in Paris. No doubt that he would have preferred his golf course.

Good to see the way Europe matters

In Europe only Germany matters, France is just competing with the UK to become the preferred lap dog.

As for single leaders neither the UK nor Germany can show up this year like France.

Merkel is coming soon after this visit for the real work. Do your homework.

Lets see who will perfect whom.

Definitely not France :)

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Had I power (which may God/the gods forbid!), I would dismantle the USA nuclear establishment as too dangerous for the future. Not only the threat of nuclear waste--so hard to store and guard for generations and generations, as is required--but also the threat of a foreign bombing that might provoke a melt-down even worse than the one in Fukushima, Japan. (The heat released by the plants is said by a scientist to be so great as to be virtually unable to be hidden from space/the atmosphere. Thus, there is no hiding them.)

Resembles the lack of power by PM Abe.

On the nuclear issues: please enlighten yourself with information that goes beyond Wikipedia :)

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