Vice President Mike Pence Said U.S. is Open to Continued Dialogue with North Korea But Sanctions Will Remain

Vice President Mike Pence Said U.S. is Open to Continued Dialogue with North Korea But Sanctions Will Remain

Vice President Mike Pence has relayed to South Korean President Moon Jae-in the U.S.’ approval of continued talks with the North Koreans, but stressed that the North would get no sanctions relief simply for continuing a dialogue.  Pence lead the U.S. delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, over the weekend Pence added that the international community would only scale back sanctions leveled against North Korea if it takes concrete steps towards denuclearization, but said the U.S….

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Vice President Mike Pence’s Israeli Address Interrupted by Protests; Pence Vows to Move Embassy Next Year

Vice President Mike Pence’s Israeli Address Interrupted by Protests; Pence Vows to Move Embassy Next Year

Vice President Mike Pence’s address to the Israeli Knesset was interrupted Monday when Arab lawmakers held up signs and engaged in a scuffle with security staff.  The lawmakers were protesting President Trump’s decision last year to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and to move the U.S. embassy there.  The issue of Jerusalem is highly contentious and is considered to be a final status issue of any lasting peace agreement between Israel and Palestine. Lawmakers from the Arab…

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