Trump: Obama has done a ‘terrible job’ on Iran nuclear deal
The Trump administration has been accused of using a “terrible deal” to try to keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and the president said Tuesday that the Obama administration has done “a terrible job.”
Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Trump said that Obama had made “very, very bad deals,” which he called “terribly unfair.”
Trump said he thought Obama’s “bad deal” on Iran was “one of the worst things that ever happened to our country.”
“What he did with Iran was horrible,” Trump said.
“It was terrible, it was very unfair, it’s one of the most horrible deals that’s ever happened.”
Trump called on the international community to help “get Iran to get a nuclear deal,” and said that the deal was the “ultimate deal.”
“It’s going to be very difficult, but we are going to get it done,” Trump told the assembly.
“I think that he’s done a very, very poor job, I’m really proud of him for that.”
Trump, who has often expressed his dislike for the Iran deal, has frequently criticized the accord, accusing the Obama White House of trying to make a “horrible deal,” while failing to keep U.S. interests in Iran “safe.”
He added that he believes the Obama-era nuclear deal will make Iran more powerful than it was before the nuclear deal was reached, and that it will allow Iran to “take over a big chunk of our country,” and that the international powers should “get out.”
The U.N. General Assembly has repeatedly rejected Trump’s accusations that the Iran nuclear agreement was “a disaster” for the United States, saying that the accord was “designed to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb.”