Washington 0
27 May 2019

During a visit to Japan, President Trump argued that under the JCPOA, Iran “would have access - free access - to nuclear weapons, where they wouldn’t even be in violation, in just a very short period of time. What kind of a deal is that?” He further maintained that “Iran, when I first came into office, was a terror. They were fighting in many locations all over the Middle East…now they’re pulling back because they’re got serious economic problems”. President Trump went on to clarify: “I’m not looking to hurt Iran at all. I’m looking to have Iran say, ’No nuclear weapons’”. He also indicated that “we’re not looking for regime change”, and predicted that “I think we’ll make a deal”.

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