On the same day Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivered a televised speech in which he called the West “the aggressors” of the Islamic Republic, President Barack Obama called the country’s nuclear program “a critical element” in his strategy to contain Tehran.
Speaking to an audience of nearly 500 in Tehran, Mr. Obama said he has “no doubt” that Iran has enough uranium for a nuclear bomb and that the United States is working to secure its enrichment facilities.
“There is no question about it,” he said.
“Iran has more than enough uranium to build a bomb.
The question is, how do we make it happen?”
Mr. Trump, in an interview on Fox News Sunday, said Iran has been in violation of a 2015 deal with world powers, which has barred it from enriching uranium above 5 percent.
“They have been violating it and they have been cheating, and they are cheating, they are in violation, they’re cheating,” he told Fox News host Chris Wallace.
“It is the same thing with North Korea.
They are cheating.
It is cheating.
They’ve been cheating on the nuclear deal, they’ve been taking money out of it and stealing it. “
The same thing is happening with Iran.
They’ve been cheating on the nuclear deal, they’ve been taking money out of it and stealing it.
And they are going after us.
“If they do, they could do it. “
If they don’t, they should, and it’s a shame, but it’s the way it is.” “
If they do, they could do it.
If they don’t, they should, and it’s a shame, but it’s the way it is.”
Mr. Bush, meanwhile, said on CNN that he had no plans to address Iran’s nuclear capabilities in his first visit to the Middle East since assuming office in 2005.
“We have not seen any sign that Iran is going to act to dismantle its nuclear program,” Mr. George said.
He also expressed support for the president’s plan to provide $50 billion in aid to the Iraqi government to help it battle the Islamic State group.
“I’m not going to comment on what’s in the report, but we do have a good relationship, and I’m looking forward to continuing that relationship, Mr