WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is willing to forge a new nuclear agreement with Iran, with the comment coming after two days of sabre-rattling between the president and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani.
On the weekend, Rouhani said that a conflict with Iran would be “the mother of all wars” and directly warned Trump, “Don’t play with the lion’s tail – you will regret it.”
Late Sunday, Trump, who in May withdrew from the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Tehran, fired back at Rouhani directly.
“NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE,” he tweeted.
Speaking Tuesday to a meeting of military veterans in Kansas City, Missouri, Trump bragged about cancelling the “horrible one-sided Iran nuclear deal” negotiated under his predecessor, Barack Obama.
“We’ll see what happens, but we’re ready to make a real deal,” Trump said, “not the deal that was done by the previous administration, which was a disaster.” -DPA