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USA: Trump says sanctions work as Iran's central bank becomes latest target

1 455 20.09.2019 Инфо

W/S US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison arriving at news conference, Washington DC
W/S Trump and Morrison
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "We are at a level of sanction that is far greater than ever before with respect to Iran, today we did central bank as you know and we'll see. They are having a lot of problems, not only with us. They are having problems within their own country, I think they have a lot of self-made problems. We are by far the strongest military in the world, going in to Iran would be a very easy decision, as I said before, it would be very easy, the easiest thing. Most people thought I would go in within two seconds but, plenty of time, plenty of time. In the meantime they have a lot of problems within Iran. Iran could be a great country, could be a rich country, but they are choosing to go a different way, there will be a point at which they will be very sorry for that choice. I think I am showing a lot of restraint, a lot of people respect it, some people don't, some people say you should go in immediately, and other people are so thrilled at what I am doing."
M/S Journalist asking a question
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "Yes I think that the sanctions work and the military would work but that's a very severe form of winning. But we win. No one can beat us militarily, no body can even come close."
W/S Journalist asking a question
SOT, Scott Morrison, Australian Prime Minister: "We have a lot of operations we do together, right across the world militarily and we'll continue to do those. But the focus I think at the end of the day has to be what is best for our people. And that means a stable secure region, and the presence of the United States in the Indo-Pacific where they had been for a very long time is a stabilising force in the region. And what does that mean? It means that countries can trade with each other, economies can develop, people come out of poverty. The United States has had a positive presence in our region and that's why we always work together because we share objectives."
M/S Journalist asking a question *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "We have thousands of ISIS fighters from our work in capturing 100% of the Caliphate. And we are asking the countries from where they came, whether it is Germany or France or other countries to take those people back, put them on trial, do what they have to do with them. But the United States will not keep thousands and thousands of people for the next possibly 50 years or whatever it may be. It is going to be up to those countries. We did them a big favour. We went in. We took them down. The ISIS fighters in the end weren't very good fighters against the United States. But we have thousands of them and we want them to be taken by Germany, France and all of those countries from where they came."
M/S End of press conference