Trump prepared to talk to Iran, but doesn't rule out military action
U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to talk to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani but that there was always a chance of U.S. military action against the Islamic Republic.
"So Iran is a place that was extremely hostile when I first came into office," Trump told British television station ITV. "They were a terrorist nation number one in the world at that time and probably maybe are today," Reuters cited him as saying.
When asked if he thought he would need to take military action, the U.S. leader said: "There’s always a chance. Do I want to? No. I’d rather not. But there’s always a chance."
Trump said, when asked, that he was prepared to talk to Rouhani: "Yeah of course. I would much rather talk."