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Trump backed off on Iran last time - but will he again?

Q: "So, Secretary Pompeo, for clarity on this, can you foresee a meeting between President Trump and the Iranian leader later this month surrounding the United Nations?".

Friction between the U.S. and Iran have escalated since May past year, when Washington unilaterally pulled out of the deal and slapped Tehran with sanctions once again. Asked if he would have pre-conditions for a meeting, Trump said, "No pre-conditions. No".

That corrective followed an appearance by counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, who kept the possibility alive even after Saturday's drone attack on Saudi oil facilities.

"By accusing Iran without any evidence of being behind such an attack [on Saudi Aramco], analysts say the U.S. government is trying to force Iran's hands to the negotiating table", Jabbari said.

Meanwhile, Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday that "there is reason to believe" that the White House knows the culprit of the attack, and that the military is "locked and loaded" to take action.

Tokyo believes medical assistance for Iran would not breach US sanctions against the Middle Eastern country given that humanitarian supplies are exempted from its sanctions list, they said. Trump said he is against war.

But Trump is just as keen to show toughness overseas. President Donald Trump revealed he had invited Taliban leaders to Camp David for peace talks, but canceled them after an American serviceman died in a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. "Really, what we need to do is end the civil war in Yemen".

Which Trump is at the controls now over Iran? We're dealing with Saudi Arabia.

Bolton, a major advocate of the war in Iraq, had long supported overthrowing Iran's government, so his departure fed speculation that the more dovish Trump was in the ascendant.

But Iran, which has a sophisticated military and controls much of the oil shipping lane through the Strait of Hormuz, presents a far more unsafe challenge.



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