North Korea should have been handled 25 years ago: Trump

ANI | Updated: Oct 08, 2017 15:53 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], October 8 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has said that North Korea nuclear issue should have been handled 25 years ago and further termed the Obama-era Iran pact not in the interest of America.

"North Korea should have been handled 25 years or 10 years ago. It should have been handled during the Obama administration. The truth is I was handed a mess. Not only there, I was handed a mess in the Middle East as well. Just a total mess," CNN quoted President Trump, as saying, in an extensive interview.

Trump criticised Obama's decision of withdrawing from Iraq that helped in the formation of the ISIS.

"That was a big mistake. That was truly one of the biggest mistakes in the history of our country," he said about the Iraq War.

"Because it was like throwing a rock in the hornets nest. But Obama should have never gotten out the way he got out. That's how the ISIS formed."

Trump's remarks contradict those he made in interviews before and after the invasion in which he supported the U.S. going into Iraq.

Trump only began questioning the merits of the war several months later, as U.S. forces became mired in a war against Iraqi insurgents.

The president also made it clear that he has not taken the decision yet about moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying, "We're going to make a decision in the not too distant future."

"Right now, actually, we're working on a plan that everyone says will never work because for many, many years, it's never worked. They say it's the toughest deal of all. It's peace between Israel and the Palestinians. And if that doesn't work, I want to give that a shot before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem."

"In a few days from now, a week and a half to be exact, you'll see exactly, but I can tell you I'm very unhappy with the deal," Trump said.

Trump added, "I'm very unhappy with their attitude. Iran is a bad player and they're going to be taken care of as a bad player." (ANI)