US President Donald Trump told a delegation from Iraq that “nobody” can figure out why President Barack Obama signed a nuclear agreement with Iran, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
In his first meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Trump said Iran is one of the issues his team will discuss with the Iraqi delegation.
Trump said they’ll also address what he calls the “vacuum” that was created when ISIS terrorist group claimed Iraq. The president also says “we shouldn’t have gone in” to Iraq in the first place.
President Donald Trump had welcomed Iraq’s prime minister to the White House for their first meeting since Trump assumed office.
Al-Abadi’s visit comes as Trump prepares to host a 68-nation meeting geared toward advancing the fight against ISIS group.
Trump campaigned on a promise to dramatically ramp up the assault on ISIS and has vowed to eradicate “radical Islamic terrorism.”