Trump and World Affairs

The president says he’s open to meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani “any time” and without preconditions (The Hill). During a joint news conference on Monday with visiting Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy, Trump extended a sweeping invitation to meet with Iran’s leader, with whom he exchanged nuclear-infused tweets last week (The Hill).

“I ended the [U.S. participation in the] Iran [nuclear] deal; it was a ridiculous deal. I do believe that they will probably end up wanting to meet, and I’m ready to meet any time they want to.”  – Trump

The Business Insider: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday restated conditions for any Trump meeting with Iran.

The Washington Post: Trump has become “more emboldened to continue his personal approach to diplomacy” following his meetings with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

About Russia, Trump hailed his recent sit-down with Putin, but assured reporters, “The sanctions on Russia will remain as is.”

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