AP Analysis: Trump smiles with North Korea, threatens Iran

  • In this Sunday, June 30, 2019, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, bids farewell to U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: “KCNA” which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

WASHINGTON — With North Korea, President Donald Trump puts on the charm. But with Iran, he cranks up the pressure with economic sanctions and a stronger military presence in the Persian Gulf. He warned its leaders Monday they are “playing with fire.”

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