President Trump remarked that “Iran appears to be standing down” following missile launches into Iraq the previous day “As we continue to evaluate options in response to Iranian aggression”, he added, “the U.S. will immediately impose additional punishing economic sanctions on the Iranian regime. These powerful sanctions will remain until Iran changes its behaviour”. Trump also asserted that “the very defective JCPOA expires shortly anyway”, and urged the P4+1 to “break away from the remnants of the Iran deal… we must all work together towards making a deal with Iran that makes the world a safer and better place”. Trump further indicated that would “ask NATO to become much more involved in the Middle East process”, and noted that “the destruction of ISIS is good for Iran, and we should work together on this and other shared priorities”. “The U.S. is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it”, he concluded.
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