Washington 0
26 August 2019

One day after Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met with French President Emmanuel Macron and other European officials on the sidelines of the G-7, President Trump remarked that “I think that Iran is a country of tremendous potential.  We’re not looking for leadership change... we’re looking for no nuclear weapons, no ballistic missiles, and a longer period of time. Very simple. We can have it done in a very short period of time”. He went on to say that “if the circumstances were correct or right, I would certainly agree to [meeting President Rouhani]. But in the meantime, they have to be good players”. President Trump added that the Iranians “may need some money to get them over a rough patch… but it’s secured bail. So we’re really talking about a letter of credit-type facility”. He further noted that these “would be from numerous countries”.

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