Obama’s legacy is coming to a head.
“Trump answers Netanyahu bombshell on Iran: ‘Not an acceptable situation,’” by Alex Pappas, Fox News, April 30, 2018:
President Trump called the Iran nuclear deal a “horrible agreement for the United States” in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bombshell allegations about Tehran’s covert activity – but stopped short of saying whether he’d abandon the deal ahead of a looming deadline.
The president addressed the claims during a Rose Garden press conference Monday afternoon, moments after Netanyahu held a dramatic presentation revealing intelligence he says shows Iran is lying about its nuclear weapons program.
“That is just not an acceptable situation,” Trump said.
Trump said Netanyahu’s claims show Iran is “not sitting back idly.”
Israeli prime minister claims Iran had been hiding all of the elements of a secret nuclear weapons program. Video
Netanyahu on nuclear deal: Iran lied, big time
“They’re setting off missiles which they say are for television purposes,” Trump said. He added: “I don’t think so.”
Trump has repeatedly expressed a desire to exit the Iran deal, which was signed during the Obama administration. A crucial deadline for re-certifying the deal is on the horizon.
Netanyahu clearly intended for Trump to see his presentation, as he noted that Trump would soon make a key decision on the Iran deal.
“I’m sure he’ll do the right thing,” Netanyahu said.
On Monday, Trump suggested he could seek to negotiate a new agreement, something he discussed during French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Washington last week.
“So we’ll see what happens,” Trump said, when asked about the announcement. “I’m not telling you what I’m doing. [A lot] of people think they know. And on or before the 12th, we’ll make a decision.”
The president made the comments during a joint press conference with visiting Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
Trump said that overall, “what we’ve learned has really shown that I have been 100 percent right.”…