After U.S. Compromise, Security Council Strengthens North Korea Sanctions

The Security Council adopted a measure that sets a modest cap on oil imports to North Korea, far weaker than what the United States had sought. Source: World

Kim ‘Is Begging for War,’ Nikki Haley Says, but Urges More Diplomacy

North Korea showed signs of preparing for another missile launch, a South Korean defense official said. Source: World

Iran Nuclear Deal Will Remain for Now, White House Signals

A statement on Iran came two days before Iranian elections, and just before President Trump’s first overseas trip as president. Source: World

As Tillerson Begins Russia Talks, Putin Leaves Him Guessing

The secretary of state has met Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov in Moscow, but whether he would see Russia’s president was the subject of diplomatic theater. Source: World

Crime Accusations Have Long Dogged Tareck El Aissami, Venezuela’s No. 2

A Venezuelan drug trafficker in 2010 bragged about his connection to Tareck El Aissami, the vice president the U.S. has called a drug “kingpin.” Source: World