Trump Promises ‘Deal With Iran Within Four Weeks’ If He Is Reelected
President Donald Trump promised his supporters a new Iran deal if he is reelected in remarks at a campaign fundraiser in New Jersey, according to TheHill.
- “When we win, we will have a deal within four weeks,” Trump told supporters on Sunday.
- Trump announced in 2018 that the United States was withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which was reached by the Obama administration and five other nations to restrict Iran’s uranium stockpile in return for ending the economic sanctions, and reimposing the sanctions it imposed on Iran before the deal.
- This move was criticized by the United Nations, the European Union, and key Democrats but supported by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia.
- Since then, tensions between the U.S. and Iran have escalated. The confrontation worsened after the U.S. killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in January, after which Iran retaliated by firing missiles at an Iraqi base housing U.S. forces.
- According to the Asbury Park Press, Trump promised the deal to supporters at the house of his friend Stanley Chera who died of COVID-19 in April.
TheHill noted that “in the video, attendees at the outdoor fundraiser did not wear masks.”