TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Monday that if President Donald Trump wants to negotiate after pulling the United States out of the international deal meant to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons, he'll have to initiate the call.
The president all but said he trusts Vladimir Putin more than own intelligence agencies. Will the heads of those agencies quit as a result?
"There is no question that Russia interfered in our election"
Donald Trump went into his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin looking to change the relationship between Moscow and Washington. Mr Trump said that Mr Putin had issued a “strong, impressive denial.” and he saw "no reason" why Russia should be involved. The president appeared aware it would not sit well - having been asked directly at a press conference to warn Mr Putin against interfering in US elections - but said he would risk anything to go his own way.
Despite Putin affirming the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion about the 2016 election, Trump still took the Russian president’s words over his own intel officials’.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States in certain cases will consider waivers for countries that need more time to wind down imports of oil from Iran as it seeks to avoid disrupting global oil markets while reimposing sanctions against Tehran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. “We want people to reduce oil purchases to zero, but in certain cases if people can't do that overnight, we'll consider exceptions,” Mnuchin told reporters on Friday, clarifying some U.S. officials' comments that there would be no exemptions. Mnuchin's comments were embargoed for release on Monday as other U.S. officials were expected to begin talks in India this week on cutbacks in Iranian oil supplies. Mnuchin