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Reality bites for Trump on Iran and China policies

The US president has been advised that tearing up the nuclear agreement with Iran isn't a viable option, and has been facing pressure against imposing punishing steel tariffs on China

US officials are now hoping that applying a limited set of tariffs on steel would put pressure on China to negotiate the issue without igniting extensive retaliation.


TWO of the leading targets for Candidate Donald Trump's attacks during the 2016 presidential campaign were Iran and China, and by extension, US policy towards them.

Hence then-president Barack Obama's Iran strategy, and in particular, the 2015 nuclear agreement between...

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