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Admitting To 'Brutal' Sanctions On Iran, Trump Hopes For A 'Real Deal' Soon

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| June 13 , 2018 , 14:22 IST

Following the successful meet with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump expressed hope for a 'real deal' with Iran after the US withdrew from the previous Iran nuclear deal of 2015, re-imposing sanctions on Iran.

Trump admitted that the sanctions re-imposed on Iran are 'brutal' and said that while it's too soon to renegotiate a deal, it may be possible later on.

"I hope that, at the appropriate time, after the sanctions kick in — and they are brutal what we've put on Iran — I hope that they're going to come back and negotiate a real deal because I'd love to be able to do that but right now it's too soon to do that," Trump said to reporters after the historic meet with Kim.

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On May 8, US President Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal signed by his predecessor Barack Obama, and announced that the US will be imposing 'highest' level of economic sanctions on Iran, as well as any nation trading with it. 

"This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made. It didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will. We cannot prevent an Iran nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotting structure of this agreement," he said at the time.

US had earlier applied a series of heavy sanctions on North Korea as well, in a bid to dissuade the nation from carrying out nuclear tests. Although North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un claims that the sanctions did not have a role in their denuclearisation, during a summit with Trump, he committed to denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. The summit in Singapore on Tuesday marked the first meeting between a North Korean leader and current president of US.