As the president met with senior military leaders, he mentioned that it was “the calm before the storm” with no further explanations
The way the president used such words, given the moment in time, made others to question his intentions, to which he further replied even more ominously: “You’ll find out”.
He then added that he expected the Pentagon brass in the room in order to offer him “ a broad range of military options, when needed, at a much faster pace.”
However, reports suggested that the White House will effectively scrap the Iran nuclear deal that Obama administration signed back in 2015, next week. This will kick-start a new standoff between the two countries.
Trump previously said that Iran had “not lived up to the spirit” of the nuclear deal. He was expected to “decertify” and denounce the controversial accord as not being in the US national interest.
If pursued, this move would trigger a 60-day period which it would be up to Congress to decide whether to impose sanctions on Iran or not.
“The Iranian regime supports terrorism and exports violence and chaos across the Middle East,” Trump said during the Thursday meeting, adding that Iran should never get hold of nuclear weapons, the Guardian reported.
“That is why we must put an end to Iran’s continued aggression and nuclear ambitions. You will be hearing about Iran very shortly,” he added.