President Donald Trump said Monday he’d welcome a meeting with the leaders of longtime US enemy Iran without any preconditions — minutes after vowing that he would never allow the Islamic theocracy to develop nuclear weapons.
“I ended the Iran [nuclear] deal. It was a ridiculous deal. I believe they will wind up wanting to meet,” Trump said from the White House during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
“I’m ready to meet any time they want. I think it is an appropriate thing to do. If we could work something out that’s meaningful, not the waste of paper that the other deal was, I would certainly be willing to meet,” he continued.
“No preconditions. They want to meet, I’ll meet, any time they want, any time they want. Good for the country. Good for the world. No preconditions. If they want to meet, I’ll meet.”
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