>> No preconditions, if they want to meet, I'll meet.>> Add Iran to the list of US adversaries President Donald Trump says he would meet with no preconditions.>> I would certainly meet with Iran if they wanted to meet. I don't know that they're ready yet, they're having a hard time right now.
But I ended the Iran Deal, it was a ridiculous deal, I do believe that they will probably end up wanting to meet.>> It was just last week that Trump sent an all caps tweet to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. Telling him he would, quote, suffer consequences the likes of which few have ever suffered before, if he threatened the US.
Trump's willingness to meet with Iran coming off of recent summits with Vladimir Putin of Russia, and Kim Jong-Un of North Korea. Yara Bayoumy says Trump is once again breaking with decades of conventional wisdom on how US Presidents conduct diplomacy.>> Trump, we've seen in what he's done with North Korea and with Russia, tries to set up this big summit with these leaders.
Ahead of any diplomatic work or process that's been taken. Whereas what we've seen with most US administrations is that they tend to have these summits at the end. After a bunch of thorny issues have already been agreed on.>> Shortly after Trump's statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo contradicted the President.
By telling CNBC that Iran would, in fact, need to meet some preconditions for a meeting. Including a commitment to make fundamental changes to how they treat their people and a new nuclear deal. In May, Trump pulled the US out of the Iran Nuclear Deal engineered by his predecessor Barack Obama.
Rouhani on Tuesday called the withdrawal illegal and said it was now up to Europe to preserve the landmark accord. Iran's currency has been plunging in value as the country braces for US sanctions to kick back in next week.