US President Donald Trump says his approach towards the Iran nuclear deal will not affect talks with North Korea.
Trump made the comment alongside Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House on Monday, when asked if violation of the internationally-backed deal would send the wrong message to Pyongyang.
“I think it sends the right message,” said the US president, falsely claiming that, “you know, in seven years, that deal will have expired and Iran is free to go ahead and create nuclear weapons… Seven years is tomorrow. That’s not acceptable.”
He further refused to announce if he would withdraw from the JCPOA.
“We’ll see what happens, I’m not telling you what I’m doing,” Trump said as a May 12 deadline was approaching.
His comments came minutes after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a televised address to accuse Iran of violating the deal.
“That is just not an acceptable…