Trump says Iran nuclear deal possible as sanctions bite
US President Donald Trump believes that “Iran would like to make a deal” with the US and that such a deal is possible as a result of the US sanctions on Iran, he said on Monday. Trump added that the US government is not “looking for regime change” in Iran, but only wants to make sure that the country’s Islamic regime will not develop nuclear weapons.
On Friday Trump announced that his government will send an additional 1,500 troops to the Middle East. The measure seemed to be a compromise between Trump, who had initially stated that additional forces were not necessary, and US Department of Defense officials looking to deploy between 5,000 to 10,000 extra forces.
Tensions between the US and Iran have risen dramatically in recent weeks after the US imposed new sanctions on Iran. The deteriorating situation is fueling global worries about a possible military conflict between the two countries.