U.S. president Donald Trump declared that he does not necessarily seek a regime change in the Islamic republic of Iran.
On the last day of a G7 summit in France, the American President yet again underscored that unless Iran stops its terror related activities, the United States will continue to ratchet up its economic pressure. He said: “Iran has a chance to really build themselves up and have be a very great nation, greater than before, but they have to stop terrorism – that is your number one nation of terror. Not in the last year and a half, two years because they can’t spend like they used to spend. They took President Obama’s 150 billion dollars and they doled it out to terrorists all over the place. I think they’re going to change, I really do. I believe they have a chance to be a very special nation. I hope that’s true.”
President Trump also seized the opportunity to talk about the chances of peace in the Middle East, specifically between Israel and the Palestinians, saying: “If you look and see what’s going on with the Palestinians, we’d like to see if we can make a deal. It’s very tough, it got complicated by the Israeli elections, but we’re going to know who the Prime Minister is going to be fairly soon, it’s happening along, that was a complicated factor. I think the Palestinians would like to make a deal, as you know I cut off most funding to the Palestinians, that’s a lot of funding. And I think they’d like to get it back, I think they’d like to make a deal, we’ll see what happens. Nobody’s ever done that before.”
The American Leader also revealed that he may release parts of the political dimension of the so-called deal of the century before Israel’s elections, that are scheduled for the 17th of September; while further voicing his belief that his proposed peace initiative has the attributes required to realize a deal that will end the decades of Israeli-Palestinian hatred and war.