Trump says will be Iran's 'best friend' if it renounces nuclear arms

Trump says will be Iran's 'best friend' if it renounces nuclear arms

Trump says will be Iran's 'best friend' if it renounces nuclear arms

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After the talks with Murrison, Iran said it would not back down from its decision in May to reduce some of its commitments under the pact, state TV quoted Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi as saying. The Saudi Press Agency reported that a Syrian resident of Saudi Arabia had been killed.

But Iran also urged restraint. His meetings in Saudi Arabia will be in the Red Sea city of Jiddah, about 315 miles (505 kilometers) north of where the Saudi airport was struck.

Trump, who was speaking to reporters at the White House, made his comments after recently calling off military action against Iran to retaliate for the downing of a USA military drone.

"We're prepared to negotiate with no preconditions". "We could have shot down that one too, but we did not", he said.

Tehran, which insists the drone violated its airspace, said it would take legal action against the United States and present "incontrovertible evidence" to the United Nations that the drone was indeed over Iranian territory.

Trump on Friday said he had called off preparations for a USA military strike on Iran at the last minute over the downing of a US surveillance drone hours earlier.

Additional details about the digital response weren't available, though private American cyber groups have said that Iranian state-sponsored hackers are targeting US organizations, adding Iran's response against the USA will likely be executed in cyberspace. "You can not start a dialogue with someone who is threatening, who is intimidating you", he said, accusing the US of trying to destroy Iran's economy.

US defense officials refused to confirm the reports. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

Tensions in the region began to worsen significantly when Trump pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six powers and reimposed sanctions on the country. The Israeli leader appears to be wary of being seen as pushing the USA into a new Middle Eastern military conflict.

The US withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement a year ago and reimposed sanctions. The US military said operations at the base were going on as usual and there were no plans to evacuate personnel. But some Israeli commentators said that Trump's about-face was a cause for concern.

Tehran does not accept the granting of facilities to "foreign forces for an offensive against Iran", the head of the Persian Gulf Department of the Iranian Foreign Ministry told the Emirati diplomat.

President Donald Trump is playing host to members of Congress and their families at the annual White House congressional picnic after a tense 24 hours involving Iran.

The Post and AP said the cyberattacks had been developed over the past several weeks as tensions increased between Washington and Tehran.

A British Foreign Office official will visit Iran and call for "urgent de-escalation in the region and raise United Kingdom and global concerns about Iran's regional conduct" during talks with Tehran's government.

Trump, who spent Saturday huddling with his advisers, initially said he was keen to be Iran's "best friend" - if the country agreed to renounce nuclear weapons.

The US has accused Iran of attacking oil tankers, and President Trump warned Iran faces "obliteration" in a war.

Echoing the types of comments he's made about North Korea, Trump said he hoped he could "make Iran great again" over time. His administration is aiming to cripple Iran's economy and force policy changes by re-imposing sanctions, including on Iranian oil exports.

"I didn't like the idea of them knowingly shooting down an unmanned drone and then we kill 150 people".

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