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18 August 2019

President Trump contended that “Iran would like to talk. They just don’t know quite how to get there… I have a feeling that maybe things with Iran could work out, and maybe not”.  He added that “if you notice, they haven’t taken any of our boats. They haven’t taken our ships. They’ve taken ships, but they haven’t taken our ships, and they better not”. Trump went on to say that “Iran has tremendous potential, and we can do something very fast, but they don’t quite know how to begin because they’re proud people… but their economy is crashing. Their economy is a disaster. They’ve got to do something, so let’s see what happens”.

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