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Iran 'will want to talk soon': Trump

AFP  |  Washington 

on Wednesday predicted that will "soon" want to negotiate and denied any discord in the over moves that critics say could lead to war in the

"Different opinions are expressed and I make a decisive and final decision -- it is a very simple process," Trump tweeted. "I'm sure that will want to talk soon."

Trump blasted the media reports about a turmoil in the over a series of steps taken by the administration to up pressure on Iran, saying "there is no infighting whatsoever."


The on Wednesday ordered non-essential staff to leave its embassy in neighbouring Iraq, claiming there is an "imminent" threat from Iranian-linked Iraqi militias.

Ten days ago, Trump also ordered an and nuclear-capable bomber planes to deploy to the Gulf.

Democrats in demanded that the brief them on what it considers to be the threat, warning that the has not approved military action against

Opponents of Trump say that hardliners led by John Bolton, who has long advocated toppling the Iranian government, are pushing the country into war.

The says that Iran, a longtime enemy and rival of US allies and Saudi Arabia, is sowing instability across the region.

also says that is secretly pursuing nuclear weapons, despite having agreed to strict controls under an international accord that Trump abandoned after winning election in 2016.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 01:55 IST
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