US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (December 31) he does not want, or foresee, war with Iran, after he earlier threatened to retaliate against the country following violent protests led by Iranian-backed militias at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.
Asked about the possibility of tensions spiralling into a war with Iran, Trump told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida: “Do I want to? No. I want to have peace. I like peace. And Iran should want to have peace more than anybody. So I don’t see that happening.”
Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had signed a contract about denuclearisation and that he thought the North Korean leader was a “man of his word.”
Hours after Kim said his country would continue developing nuclear programs and introduce a “new strategic weapon” in the near future, Trump said he got along with Kim and “we have to do what we have to do.”
On impeachment, Trump said he would be happy to have a trial in the U.S. Senate following his impeachment by the Democratic-led House of Representatives, but that he did not really care.
Trump added his administration would soon be unveiling a decision on vaping, and said certain flavours would still come off the market but hopefully then return soon.
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