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The president said he would be willing to sit down with Iranian officials without any pre-conditions
, came the same day Trump confirmed on Twitter that he called off and a retaliatory strike on Iran at last minute Thursday night.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it had shot down an American drone, claiming it had entered Iranian airspace, a claim disputed by the US, which has maintained the drone was over international waters.
Trump said the United States. a snake and a "modest but pretty, pretty heavy attack schedule," however, the planes were not in the air when he called off the attack
The commander-in-chief said the response now should be increased sanctions on Tehran's economy
"We are increasing the sanctions now," adding the country's economy has already been "shattered .
Trump said he believes Iranian officials want to negotiate and that any deal would be about nuclear weapons. He also claimed that Iran had violated the nuclear agreement struck by the Obama administration and other world powers
"They can not have a nuclear weapon," he said. "They can not have a nuclear weapon. They'd use it. "
Trump also disputed that he sent a message to Iranian leaders through a third country, saying he did not want a conflict, dubbing it" fake news. "
However, he did not have a nuclear weapon. , he also declined to send a message during the interview to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
"It would not be much different than that message," Trump said.
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