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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters with National Security Adviser John Bolton looking on in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, May 3, 2019.

Trump and Iran may be on the brink of a war that would likely be devastating to both sides

A war with Iran would likely be disastrous and further destabilize a region that's been consumed by conflict for years.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) walks from a Republican Senate caucus meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 26, 2018.

Trump is locked in a dangerous stand-off with Iran, and reportedly turned to an anti-war Republican senator to break the deadlock

President Trump has reportedly agreed to allow GOP Sen. Rand Paul to speak to Iran's top diplomat on his behalf, worrying administration officials.

DNC Chairman Tom Perez says 2020 Democrats need to talk more about foreign policy, calls Trump and advisers ‘trigger happy’

"We have to talk about foreign policy," Perez said. The DNC Chair also called Trump "a trigger happy president surrounded by trigger happy advisers."
National Security Advisor John Bolton (R) listens to U.S. President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a meeting of his cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House February 12, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Trump’s closest advisers are pushing him to go to war with Iran, but the president is so far resisting

Trump has so far resisted calls for military action, and on Thursday night abruptly reversed a decision to hit Iran with air strikes.
President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

How the Trump administration got into a showdown with Iran that could lead to war

The Trump administration has rejected suggestions it's moving toward war after deploying military assets in response to unspecified threats.

Trump is giving up on regime change in Venezuela because it’s complicated and he got bored, report says

Trump reportedly thought of Venezuela as "low-hanging fruit" on which he "could get a win and tout it as a major foreign policy victory."
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has reportedly been advising President Donald Trump on Iran in recent weeks.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson has reportedly been privately urging Trump against a war with Iran

Carlson, who hosts "Tucker Carlson Tonight," has been critical of Trump's foreign policy advisers on his show in recent weeks with regards to Iran.

Trump’s Iran strategy is failing to reduce tensions as a top general warns the threat to US troops is still ‘imminent’

The Trump administration announced new sanctions against Iran on Friday, a day after a top US general warned the threat it poses is still "very real."

A rich Iraqi reportedly stayed at Trump’s hotel for 26 days a few months after pushing the president to be more aggressive toward Iran

A wealthy Iraqi reportedly urged the Trump administration to take a hardline stance on Iran and also splurged on an extended stay at Trump's hotel.
Former United States ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition spring leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas on March 29, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

North Korea slams John Bolton as a ‘human defect’ after he called out their recent missile test

National security adviser John Bolton on Saturday said there was "no doubt" that North Korea's recent missile test violated UN resolutions.