MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:18:59 +0000 Trump says Iran still takes threats seriously http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/8c16df7aaa2645c5bd59ac6d4395c19f President Donald Trump says Iran still takes his threats seriously even after he decided against approving strikes in retaliation for Tehran's downing of a more than $100 million American surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. (June 25) 8c16df7aaa2645c5bd59ac6d4395c19f Tue, 25 Jun 2019 20:27:10 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington DC - 25 June 20191. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President answering question on Iran:"(Reporter off camera: What message did you want to send to him (Iran's leader) with your tweets this morning?) There is no message. You know I'll tell you what the message is when they're ready they'll have to let us know. When they're ready they'll let us know. Very simple. (Reporter off camera: Ready to negotiate you mean?) Ready to do whatever. Doesn't make any difference, whatever they want to do. I'm ready, okay?"++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:"(Reporter off camera: Exit strategy if war does break out, do you do you have an exit strategy for Iran if war does break out?) You're not going to need an exit strategy. I don't need exit strategies."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:"With a $150 billion going to them, they were doing very well and $1.8 billion in cash and you had no real right of testing, you couldn't test properly. And most importantly the agreement ends in a very short period of time. So they had a path to nuclear weapons. We cannot allow Iran to have a path to nuclear weapons. And by the way we have tremendous support, tremendous support and people were very happy with what I did the other day by not doing something okay. But we had tremendous and we have tremendous support. Nobody wants to see Iran have nuclear weapons."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:"(Reporter off camera: Do you think they understood the message you were sending them last week you decided not to strike?) I hope they understood the message. I decided not to strike. They shot down unmanned as you know an unmanned drone. (Reporter off camera: Do you think they take you're threats seriously now?) I think everybody does. I think you do too." STORYLINE: President Donald Trump says Iran still takes his threats seriously even after he decided against approving strikes in retaliation for Tehran's downing of a more than $100 million American surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that when the Iranians are ready to talk, they will contact him. Iran, however, warned earlier Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington amid the heightened tensions. Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that an Iranian attack on any U.S. interest will be met with "great and overwhelming force ... overwhelming will mean obliteration." =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. President Donald Trump says Iran still takes his threats seriously even after he decided against approving strikes in retaliation for Tehran's downing of a more than $100 million American surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. (June 25) Trump says Iran still takes threats seriously