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Why killing the Iran deal makes Trump’s North Korea talks much, much harder


March 26, 2018
By Alex Ward

What does Donald Trump’s stance on the Iran deal have to do with his relationship with North Korea? It turns out, quite a lot. That’s because the president’s desire to pull out of a historic nuclear deal with Iran could likely hurt his chances of reaching a significant weapons agreement with Pyongyang. There’s a simple reason why, experts tell me: If Trump backtracks on America’s promises to Tehran, then North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has no reason to trust Trump during negotiations about Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs.
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