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Trump won't say what 'calm before storm' meant

07 October, 2017, 00:57 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • THE ASSOCIATED PRESSDefense Secretary Jim Mattis left and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford right speak with Chairman Sen. John McCain R-Ariz. center as they arrive to testify on Afghanistan before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Cap

Gesturing at the people around him, he asked the waiting press if they knew "what this represents".

Trump on Thursday criticised Iran's behaviour with regard to the 2015 pact.

Tillerson said on Wednesday that Trump would be given recommendations on the deal.

The Latest on President Donald Trump warning of "the calm before the storm".

Earlier, Trump said in his speech to the UN General Assembly that the deal was "an embarrassment" to the United States. Trump made the statement during an October 5 meeting with military leaders at the White House, 10 days before his deadline to decide whether to certify that Iran is in compliance with the deal.

Supporters say its collapse could trigger a regional arms race and worsen Middle East tensions, while opponents say it went too far in easing sanctions without requiring that Iran end its nuclear program permanently.

What exactly Trump meant by his cryptic message is anyone's guess.

The White House has not yet responded to requests for clarification of Trump's comments.

Mr Trump also deflected questions by saying: "We have the world's great military people in this room, I will tell you that".

The reporters pressed again, asking whether he was referring to Iran or the Islamic State group. But he wouldn't say whether he was talking about North Korea or Iran or any other possible threat. "I know that government bureaucracy is slow, but I am depending on you to overcome the obstacles of bureaucracy", he said on Thursday during their cabinet room meeting.

"We can not allow this dictatorship to threaten our nation or our allies with unimaginable loss of life", Trump said.

He said Iran had "violated so many different elements, but they've also violated the spirit of that deal". If he does not, US sanctions lifted under the deal could be reinstated. "Look, there is a sense of unpredictability with President Trump which I think works in his favor".



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