Open to new deal with Iran: Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump has suggested he was open to a new comprehensive deal with Iran, however till then the toughest-ever sanctions on the Middle-East country that kicks off on Monday would continue. In a presidential statement last night he said the United States remains open to reaching a new, more comprehensive deal with Iran that forever blocks its path to a nuclear weapon, addresses the entire range of its malign actions and is worthy of the Iranian people. His statement came hours after his two Cabinet members, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the US would reimpose a series of crippling sanctions on Iran beginning Monday. In his statement, Trump called on the Iranian regime to abandon its nuclear ambitions, change its destructive behaviour, respect the rights of its people, and return in good faith to the negotiating table.