Question: How is Iran a much different country than it was two and a half years ago? (Pres. Trump)
Dr. Aaron Lerner 27 August, 2019
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Iran is a country that is not the same country that it was
two and a half years ago when I came into office. Iran was the number one
state of terror throughout the world. There were 18 sites of confliction in
my first week. When I spoke with the folks at the Pentagon, including lots
of generals and lots of other military experts — 18 sites of confliction,
meaning, 18 sites of big problems. Every one of them was backed by Iran,
or, in some cases, actually using Iranian soldiers. But at a minimum,
Iranian wealth — much of it given in the ridiculous deal where they were
given $150 billion, plus $1.8 billion in cash. And they used that money for
some bad purposes.
....As I said, Iran is a much different country than it was two and a half
years ago. And we can get that back, and I’d encourage it.
Remarks by President Trump and President Macron of France in Joint Press
Biarritz, France August 26, 2019