Donald Trump Vows Not to Let Iran Acquire Nuclear Weapons
President Trump vowed, in a wide-ranging interview with Fox News, not to let Iran get nuclear weapons – but reiterated his reluctance to go to war.
“I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons,” Trump told Fox News host Steve Hilton. “I don’t want to fight. But you do have situations like Iran, you can’t let them have nuclear weapons – you just can’t let that happen.”
“If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!” Trump tweeted.
Trump has urged Iranians to come to the table even as they appeared to continue retaliating over higher sanctions — a devastating form of pressure that started with Trump’s decision to exit the Obama-era nuclear deal.
“I ended the Iran Nuclear Deal, and actually, I must tell you — I had no idea it was going to be as strong as it was. It totally — the country is devastated from the standpoint of the economy,” he told Hilton.