Trump Drops Hint He's Likely to Quit Iran Nuclear Accord

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These include the facts that Trump agreed to the meeting impulsively and without high-level US government consideration or consultations with allies, the administration has little high-level expertise on East Asia and has no ambassador in South Korea, the president has shown little willingness or ability to master the details of proliferation issues, and the two leaders are highly unlikely to find common ground on core issues like Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs and the USA military presence in the South. Trump and some of his advisers - including Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo - now talk about the meeting as if it is already a major USA breakthrough, when in fact a meeting with Kim is less likely to lead to a nuclear breakthrough than to an empty-handed and embarrassed USA president having to decide what to do when Pyongyang refuses US demands and resumes its nuclear tests.

On Tuesday, Netanyahu spoke by telephone with Merkel and congratulated her on forming a government.

President Donald Trump speaks with Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, during their meeting Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C.

"We're looking at ways in which we can push back against Iran's nefarious activities in the region", he added.

In conversation with Netanyahu, Merkel reportedly warned the Israeli leader of serious repercussions should the U.S. leave the Iran nuclear deal.

In January, Mr. Trump issued what some have called an ultimatum to the Europeans, saying that if they don't join Washington in fixing "terrible flaws" in the deal, he'll move to unilaterally re-impose USA sanctions on Iran.

"When you look at the Iran deal, I think it's awful".

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Trump accused the group of "corruption and mismanagement" and said that the "regime employs propaganda and censorship to hide the fact that the Iranian regime plunders Iran's wealth and abuses its people".

Trump set a May 12 deadline - the next date by which he has to waive sanctions against Iran or leave the deal - for the USA and its European allies to agree on changes to address what he sees as its flaws. "Everywhere you look, Iran is there".

Corker had previously urged Trump's administration to work closely with European allies as it develops its new Iran policy, according to the INN report.

The United States also had a bilateral meeting with Iran in Vienna to demand the release of US citizens held by Tehran, Hook said. I think this is very harmful for global relations. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are both Sunni Muslim countries; Iran is the world's largest Shiite Muslims state.

Iranian caviar, pistachios, saffron and carpets and U.S. commercial aircraft and their parts are among the items allowed for limited business with the United States after Washington agreed to lift some of its sanctions on the Islamic Republic under a 2016 nuclear deal.

Iran s foreign minister on Tuesday lashed out at Donald Trump over the U.S. president s message to the country on the occasion of its Nowruz Persian New Year celebrations.

"This was an opportunity for us in Vienna to listen to any concerns that the Iranians had about us meeting our end of the deal", Hook said. If there is an agreement, Trump's advisers will present it to him. "There's nobody that even comes close to us in terms of technology and the quality of the equipment, and Saudi Arabia appreciates that".