WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump described the nuclear deal with Iran as “the worst” agreement ever negotiated, calling the Islamic Republic the number one terrorist state in the world.
“They (Iranians) are the number one terrorist state. They are sending money all over the place — and weapons. And can’t do that,” Trump told Fox News in an interview telecast during the Super Bowl tournament.
“I think it was a deal (nuclear) that should have never been negotiated,” he said.
Last week, Trump administration imposed additional sanctions against Iran for its alleged destabilising behaviour in the region and ballistic missile test in alleged violation of the UN Security Council resolution.
The Trump administration has also issued tough warning against Iran.
“The deal that was made by the Obama administration. I think it is a shame that we have had a deal like that and that we had to sign a deal like that. And there was no reason to do it. And, if you are going to do it, have a good deal,” he said.
“We gave them $1.7 billion in cash, which is unheard of. We put the money up and we have really nothing to show for it,” he rued.
Trump did not gave a clear answer if it is possible that he would tear up the Iranian nuclear deal. “We will see what happens,” he said. “I can say this, they have total disregard for our country.”
The US is currently moving an aircraft career in the region.