Washington, May 16 (GCCurrentAffairs) US President Donald Trump in a statement on Wednesday said he is confident Iran will soon come to the negotiating table to discuss its nuclear program.
“I’m sure that Iran will want to talk soon,” Trump said via Twitter, while denying reports that his administration is divided on matters of Middle East policy.
The United States dispatched a carrier strike group and war planes to the Persian Gulf last week citing alleged troubling signs emanating from Iran. Media reported earlier this week that the US military developed a plan – at the request of White House Security Adviser John Bolton – to send 120,000 troops to Iran. On Tuesday, Trump denied the report as fake news, signaling that Bolton and the president might have differences over Iran policy.
“The Fake News Washington Post, and even more Fake News New York Times, are writing stories that there is infighting with respect to my strong policy in the Middle East. There is no infighting whatsoever,” Trump said in the same series of tweets on Wednesday.
On May 8, the Trump administrated marked the one year anniversary of the US exit from the Iran nuclear accord by imposing sanctions on the country’s metal sectors which could affect some 2 million Iranian workers.
On that very same day, Tehran announced it was suspending some of its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which was signed in 2015 to limit the country’s nuclear activity. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has given European countries 60 days to organize talks on the matter.