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Officials say newly declassified intelligence, shared exclusively with Fox News, the Iran-supported militias in the Middle East as a whole are strapped for cash; State Department correspondent Rich Edson reports.
President Trump on Monday appeared to tone down his rhetoric on Iran and said the US is seeking a regime change, only a week after he warned Tehran that a confrontation between the two countries would lead to their demise.
Trump made the comments during a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Some Democrats—including Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders took the President to task over his recent comments.
Trump said earlier that he, Abe assured ‘ s interest in the use of his country, to help good relations with Iran broker a possible dialogue between the United States and its arch-enemy in the Middle East. Abe said he is willing to do what he can to reduce to help, the tensions between the US and Iran.
“I think Iran would like to talk and if you want to talk, we also talk. . . . No one wants to happen, to see terrible things, especially to me,” Trump, according to The Washington Post.
Trump told reporters on Friday that the 1,500-would have “troops on the most protective end of roll” as part of a build-up, began in this month in reaction to what the said to U S, was a threat from Iran.
The announcement caps three weeks of heightened tensions with Iran, as the administration, hurled accusations of an imminent attack and abruptly Navy warships deployed in the region. The movements of the alarmed members of Congress, the required evidence and details, under fears that the United States to open conflict with Iran.
Sanders told a crowd in Warner, N. H., on Monday, that a military confrontation between the two countries would be fatal than the war in Iraq.
“Right now, if you believe that it said Trump and his people in his government have, apparently, learned nothing from this terrible war in Iraq,” Sanders. “And you have to go to (national security adviser), John Bolton and others talk about the need to war in Iran.”
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Sanders said, “If you think that the war in Iraq was a disaster, my strong belief is a war with Iran would be much worse…Not only a war with Iran would be a disaster, it happens to be unconstitutional.”
Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and the Associated Press contributed to this report