President Donald Trump on Wednesday predicted that Iran will “soon” want to negotiate and denied any discord in the White House over moves that critics say could lead to war in the Middle East.
“Different opinions are expressed and I make a decisive and final decision -- it is a very simple process,” Trump tweeted. “I’m sure that Iran will want to talk soon.”
....Different opinions are expressed and I make a decisive and final decision - it is a very simple process. All sides, views, and policies are covered. I’m sure that Iran will want to talk soon.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 15, 2019
Trump blasted media reports about turmoil in the White House over a series of steps taken by the administration to up pressure on Iran, saying "there is no infighting whatsoever."
The United States on Wednesday ordered non-essential staff to leave its embassy in neighboring Iraq, claiming there is an "imminent" threat from Iranian-linked Iraqi militias.
Ten days ago, Trump also ordered an aircraft carrier and nuclear-capable bomber planes to deploy to the Gulf.