Iran Nuclear Talks

Trump rattles his saber at Iran before his top diplomats are even in place

Trump rattles his saber at Iran before his top diplomats are even in place

It is one thing for the Trump administration to take aim at Broadway shows, Hollywood actresses, Democrats and even the media. It is quite another for the administration — only 12 days after taking power — to direct aggressive, belligerent threats at other nations. Yet that’s exactly what National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (long known for his hot-headed lack of judgment) did Wednesday in response to “recent Iranian actions.”

In a brief statement citing Iran’s ballistic missile launch over the weekend and an attack against a Saudi naval vessel conducted by...

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