• President Donald Trump has focused much of his foreign-policy attention on Iran and North Korea.
  • But Venezuela is reportedly a priority alongside those countries for Trump’s national-security team.
  • The Trump administration has already taken aggressive action against Venezuelan officials this year.

Despite President Donald Trump’s apparent overarching focus on Iran and North Korea during his first year in office, those countries apparently share their space at the top of the president’s national security agenda.

The president’s National Security Council “has been told that Venezuela is one of Donald Trump’s top three priorities. Iran and North Korea being the other two,” Mark Feierstein, who was the National Security Council’s senior director for the Western Hemisphere during the Obama administration, said during a panel discussion at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas in New York on Tuesday.


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