Tuesday, President Trump declared that he would not “need an exit strategy” if war were to break out between the United States and Iran.
Answering questions from reporters in the Oval Office, Trump was asked about an outcome if there was war between the countries.
“You’re not going to need an exit strategy,” President Trump said. “I do not need exit strategies.”
“We would love to be able to negotiate a deal if they want to. If they do not want to, that’s fine, too,” the President added. “But we would love to be able to, and frankly, they might as well do it soon.”
The comments come as tensions run high between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the downing of a US drone by Iran.
President Trump announced additional sanctions Monday against Iran’s leader and Top officials that virtually cuts off their access to over $200-B in banks around the world.
“Obviously, the people of Iran are great people,” President Trump said Tuesday. “I know many of them. I lived in New York, I have not been there very much in the last two and a half years, but I know many Iranians living in New York, and they’re fantastic people.”
“I have many friends that are Iranian, and it’s very sad what is happening to that country,” he said.
“Iran’s very ignorant and insulting statement, put out today, only shows that they do not understand reality. Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force. In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration,” President Trump Tweeted.
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