President Trump, “Nixing Iran Nuclear Deal Will Not Hurt NKorea Talks”
Monday, US President Donald Trump said that pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal would not have a negative impact on his upcoming nuclear talks with NKorea, and he said he is open to negotiating a new nuclear accord with Tehran.
“I think it sends the right message,” President Trump told a news conference when asked if pulling out of the Iran deal would send the wrong message to Pyongyang. “You know in 7 years, that deal will have expired and Iran is free to go ahead and create nuclear weapons.”
President Trump declined to say whether the United States would pull out of the nuclear deal before a 12 May deadline for a decision, saying: “We’ll see what happens.”
But he expressed his dissatisfaction with the pact.
“That is just not an acceptable situation. They are not sitting back idly. They are setting off missiles, which they say are for television purposes. I do not think so,”adding, “That doesn’t mean we won’t negotiate a real agreement.”