Trump hints at openness to talks with Iran’s Rouhani

Trump hints at openness to talks with Iran’s Rouhani


WEEKS FOR SYMPTOMS TO DEVELOP. CONNELL: ALL RIGHT. STRIKING A SOMEWHAT OPTIMISTIC TONE. PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEAKING OUT ON POSSIBLE MEETING WITH IRAN’S PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI. DOING SO WITH A WARNING. LET’S TAKE A LISTEN.>>IF THE CIRCUMSTANCES WERE CORRECT, OR THE RIGHT, I WOULD CERTAINLY AGREE TO THAT. BUT MEANTIME, THEY HAVE TO BE GOOD PLAYERS, BUT WE CAN’T LET THEM HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON. CAN’T LET IT HAPPEN. I THINK THERE IS A REALLY GOOD CHANCE WE WOULD MEET. CONNELL: HERE IS DAVID SEARS, RETIRED NAVY SEAL. GOOD IDEA, DAVID, AT LEAST CONTEMPLATE SITTING DOWN WITH ROUHANI, IF THE QUOTE, CIRCUMSTANCES ARE RIGHT IN YOUR VIEW?>>ABSOLUTELY. I THINK THAT IS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STYLE AS WELL. ALWAYS KEEP THE DOOR OPEN TO NEGOTIATION. WHAT GOOD IS IT TO SLAM A DOOR SHUT? THEN YOU’RE SETTING UP COMPLETE AD VERY CEREBRAL RELATIONSHIP. WHY NOT KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPEN DIPLOMATICALLY. CONNELL: OPENING DOOR WITH NORTH KOREA AND MAKE COMPARISONS WITH THE KIM JONG-UN AND THIS POTENTIAL MEETING DOWN THE ROAD. DIFFERENT SYSTEMS, RIGHT? HOW WOULD YOU COMPARE THE TWO?>>ABSOLUTELY DIFFERENT. HE HAD SOME SUCCESS SITTING DOWN WITH KIM JONG-UN AND SITTING DOWN WITH XI XINPING. IT IS DIFFERENT HERE. SITTING DOWN WITH PRESIDENT ROUHANI, HE IS NOT THE HEAD OF THEIR GOVERNMENT OR THEIR SYSTEM. THE SUPREME LEADER IS STILL THE HEAD OF ALL IRAN. HE ALWAYS GETS THIS VETO POWER. SOMETIMES WE MIRROR IMAGE OF OUR OWN SYSTEM. WE HEAR PRESIDENT, THAT IS WE THINK THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID. THAT IS NOT IN IRAN. PRESIDENT TRUMP LIKES TO DEAL WITH A DECISIONMAKER, HE IS NOT GETTING THAT WITH ROUHANI. CONNELL: I’M SURE THE WHITE HOUSE WOULD CONSIDER THAT BEFORE ANY MEETING, THINKING ABOUT WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES WERE. THAT IS PART OF THE CALCULUS. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE WEEKEND, THE WAY IT PLAYED OUT? INVITING IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER IN, WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THAT?>>I THINK THERE IS INADVERTENT GOOD THAT CAME OUT OF IT. IT WAS MACRON LARGELY TRYING TO PLAY TO AN INTERNAL POLITICAL AUDIENCE. HIS POPULARITY IS WANING. HE WANTS, FRANCE, GERMANY TO SOME EXTENT, OTHER PIECES OF EUROPE ARE VERY, THEY NEED ECONOMIC TIE TO IRAN. THEY REALLY WANT THAT, BUT IT’S A SHORT-TERM KIND OF THING. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THINKING MORE LONG TERM. MACRON BRINGING ZARIF IS KIND OF A LITTLE BIT OF A SLAP IN THE FACE, HIM TRYING TO BE INDEPENDENT, SHOWING THAT HE CAN STAND UP TO PRESIDENT TRUMP. I THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP HANDLED IT WELL, BLEW IT OFF, FINE, WHATEVER. THEN MOVED ON. IF YOU HE COULD GET NOW FRANCE, AS INTERMEDIARY WITH ROUHANI, THAT MAY HELP THINGS SPEED ALONG. FRANCE NEEDS TO SAVE FACE TO COME TO THE TABLE. FRANCE AS INTERMEDIARY NEEDS U.S. HELP TO DO THAT. CONNELL: WHAT DO THINK NEED FROM THE ADMINISTRATION’S POINT OF VIEW? IS THE GOAL TO GET SOME OR THE OF IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL IN THE MEDIUM TERM? OR DO YOU THINK THAT IS SOMETHING THEY’RE THINKING ABOUT WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATION YET?>>I DON’T THINK THEY’RE THINKING ABOUT A NEW DEAL. I THINK THEY’RE THINKING ABOUT HOW DO WE CONTAIN IRAN. ULTIMATELY YOU CAN’T TRUST IRAN. THEY HAVE BROKEN EVERY DEAL THEY HAVE EVER BEEN IN. TO BE HONEST AND FAIR, IRAN DEFINITELY THINKS THAT THEY CAN’T TRUST US. VERY HARD TO COME TO SOME NEW DEAL THAT WILL ACTUALLY HOLD UP. I THINK WE NEED TO KEEP FOCUSED ON CONTAINING IRAN, KEEPING THEIR PROBLEMS INTERNAL SO THEY GOT TO LOOK INTERNAL, THEY CAN’T EXPORT THE REVOLUTION. AND THAT IS WHERE THE FOCUS IS. THEN SEE WHAT OCCURS. THE NEXT BIG THING TO COME IS SOME SUCCESSION EVENT WITH THE SUPREME LEADER THAT MAY BE THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY. CONNELL: ANOTHER PROVOCATIVE EVENT INVOLVING MILITARIES OF EITHER US OR OUR ALLIES. IS THAT ALWAYS THE CONCERN WITH IRAN?>>THAT IS ALWAYS A CONCERN. BUT I THINK, YOU KNOW THAT LARGELY IS OUR CHOICE THEN, HOW MUCH WE WANT TO ESCALATE. IRAN CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH. THIS IS EXACTLY WHY WE DON’T WANT THEM TO HAVE NUCLEARCLEAR WEAPONS.

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37 thoughts on “Trump hints at openness to talks with Iran’s Rouhani”

  • President Trump is a tough man, but President Trump is also a reasonable man…. this is what makes him so great!!TRUMP2020 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

  • Wwhenever he is scared of someone, he tries to arrange a meeting like he's a tuff guy. In actuality, this guy is no artist when it comes to Dealmaking.

  • H o t r e t a r d e d c h i X says:

    First, we give them a little taste of their own medicine, only better. Then, they come crawling on their hands and knees for mercy, knowing you do mean business. So, in case you didn't know, Mr. SEAL, that is exactly what happened over the weekend. and, no, it isn't classified. It's just hidden by the Mockingbird, sir

  • Nothing wrong with talking although the Iranian regime is evil and extremely cunning and the US should clarify in advance the lethal sanctions will not be removed until a new agreement is signed – one that includes the dismantling of all of Iran's nuclear facilities including the mechanism of supervision and a strict schedule.

  • NEVER!! GOING TO HAPPEN!!!… IRAN'S REGIME ARE EXTREMIST!! AND BELIEVE IN A HEGEMONY!!! AND IN THE COMING OF THEIR MAHEDI THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN LIVING IN PEACE IN OUR SENSE OF THE WORD PEACE….NEVER!! GOING TO HAPPEN!!!πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž

  • traitor trump canceled a bipartisan deal with Iran and others. they'll never trust the con man. another reason to get rid of traitor trump next year.

  • Shiite muslims (Iranians), believe causing extreme chaos will usher in their Imam Mahdi, who will rule a global caliphate.

  • A TRUE LEADER HAS THE CONFIDENCE TO STAND ALONE
    THE COURAGE TO MAKE TOUGH DECISIONS
    THE COMPASSION TO LISTEN TO THE NEEDS OF OTHERS
    HE DOES NOT SET OUT TO BE A LEADER
    BUT BECOMES ONE BY THE EQUALITY OF HIS ACTIONS
    AND THE INTEGRITY OF HIS INTENT.
    THIS IS AMERICA'S CHOSEN PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP !

  • How do you get the sociopath trump to change a lightbulb….

    Tell him Obama put it thereπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Aww poor baby Trump cat got your mouth see you can't do better than me let me say this think or right down what you going to say

  • Arden McConnell says:

    Trump's recession could be much worse than GW Bush's Great Recession from which we're still hurting. History has proven when the Country is under a Republican Administration, we lose. Nine out or 10 Republican Administrations have driven the US into recessions. America's economy is better off under a Democratic Administration. Fact check this via Google.

  • Well that's a waste of time , rocket Man is still firing rockets!! Every since he "fell in love" Kim is firing even more rockets!

  • Child of the Creator God says:

    ??? Trump has ALWAYS been open to talks with Rouhani, and It has always been Rouhani who has said no to talks.

  • The French are responsible for Iran having plutonium! France sold Iran the breeder reactors and the centrifuges! Trump could threaten to end France as a nuclear power. France has screwed Free World and deserves to pay a price for their treason.

  • What Iran achieved for the country was through negotiations and respect.
    The Obama administration was handling the situation excellently. The US policy can not be based on dismantling all that Obama did.
    The problem surfaced with Mr Trump undoing everything done by the previous administration.
    It is only now that we've shown working with the US is not worth the ink on the paper.

  • Mohammad Khoshsefat says:

    This is a joke,Iranian regime is CIA puppet.these moron just playing crazy game with each other . Trump just wants to undo Obama,s deal with Iran .1979 CIA put these moron in Iran .Iranian people are suffer the most because of this dirty shitty game.

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