President Donald Trump said Iran would be making “a very bad mistake” if it did anything against the U.S. His comments came before a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Victor Orban of Hungary in Washington.
“We’ll see what happens with Iran. If they do anything, it would be a very bad mistake.” Mr. Trump said. “If they do anything. I’m hearing little stories about Iran. If they do anything, they will suffer greatly. We’ll see what happens with Iran.”
The remarks were made in response to a question on whether the U.S. was seeking regime change in Iran.
On Sunday, the UAE had said four commercial vessels were sabotaged outside the Strait of Hormuz, near Fujairah emirate. Two of them were identified as Saudi vessels by Riyadh and one as Norwegian, by a company from Norway. Tensions have escalated in the region, sparking fears of military conflict. The relationship between the U.S. and Iran have seen a precipitous decline since the U.S. withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action last May and imposed sanctions on Iran last November.