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Pointing to a U.S. military video, Trump maintained: “Iran did do it.” Meanwhile, the president of the Japanese company operating one of the tankers says he doesn’t believe a mine or torpedo was used.
The president said he was ordering the Treasury Department to withdraw added “large scale sanctions” against North Korea on the same day Pyongyang quit a liaison office with South Korea.
Under the agreement, South Korea will contribute about $890 million a year for the U.S. military presence — less than the billion dollars or more the U.S. had requested.
The top U.S. diplomat accused the Obama administration of making crucial errors that worsened a string of crises in the region, from the Arab Spring to ISIS.