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With Bolton Out, Will Trump Meet Rouhani?

Plus: The Bahamas’ missing people, another Democratic debate, and the other stories we’re following today.

Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: U.S. President Donald Trump might seek a deal with Iran, the Bahamas announces 2,500 people are reported missing after Hurricane Dorian, and the top U.S. Democratic candidates take the stage for another presidential debate.

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Bolton’s Departure Could Pave the Way for Big Meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to fire National Security Advisor John Bolton on Tuesday occurred after a series of disagreements within the administration. Bloomberg reports that one such argument centered on the idea of easing sanctions on Iran in order to arrange a meeting between Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N. General Assembly later this month.

Just a day later—with Bolton . “I do believe they’d like to make a deal,” he told reporters on Wednesday. “If they do, that’s great; and if they don’t, that’s great too. But they have tremendous financial difficulty, and the sanctions are getting tougher and tougher.”

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