Trump Says US Can Pressure Iran Without EU’s Help

Merck & Co. CEO Ken Frazier (R) listens to President Donald Trump speak during a meeting with manufacturing CEOs at the White House in Washington, D.C., February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Donald Trump said the EU would have supported US sanctions on Iran if he was insistent. But, according to the US president, he allowed Germany and France to keep making money with Tehran as America was capable of putting pressure on Iranians on its own.

When asked by Fox News if Europe is going to support his new strategy on Iran, Trump replied by saying that he has really warm relations with French and German leaders.“They’re great friends of mine. They really are. I get along with all of them, whether it’s Emmanuel [Macron] or whether it’s Angela [Merkel]… I really like those people,” he said.

As for the Iranian issue, Trump stressed: “I told them [the EU]: ‘Just keep making money. Don’t worry about it. We don’t need you on this.” Read more at RT.




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