President Donald Trump is expected to continue economic sanctions relief to Iran as part of the Iran nuclear deal, but he will impose new targeted sanctions on Iranian individuals and businesses for their involvement in Iran’s ballistic missile program and human rights abuses, the AP reported. Trump faces a deadline on Friday to extend or cancel sanctions relief for Iran’s central bank, which was lifted as part of the 2015 multilateral agreement.
Garrett Hinck is a former research intern at the Brookings Institution. A graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, he is particularly interested in cyber security and Internet law. He has held previous internships at the policy team of an internet domain company and at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. was ready to talk to North Korea without any preconditions, CNN reported. The White House said the U.S. stance on the matter had not changed, but analysts said the statement signals a more open negotiating stance.