Two-time failed presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton says rather than keeping the world secure in the face of unpredictable rogue states, Trump is actually encouraging a nuclear arms race in east Asia with his tough talk on North Korea and Iran.
Clinton said Trump’s recent threat to decertify the 2015 Iran nuclear deal “makes us look foolish and small and plays right into Iranian hands.”
“That is bad not just on the merits for this particular situation, but it sends a message across the globe that America’s word is not good,” said Clinton, who spoke in advance of Trump’s announcement Friday that he wants Congress and the other nations that negotiated the deal to toughen the requirements for Iran.
“This particular president is, I think, upending the kind of trust and credibility of the United States’ position and negotiation that is imperative to maintain.”
Trump hasn’t said a kind word about the 2015 nuclear deal, criticizing Obama and Clinton’s negotiating skills in coming up with it.
On Friday, Trump said Iran wasn’t “living up to the spirit of the deal”.
“We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” Trump said Friday, according to the Washington Times. “Iran is not living up to the spirit of the deal.”
Clinton predicts that Trump’s aggressive language toward North Korea only throws fuel on the fire of a nuclear arms race.
“We will now have an arms race — a nuclear arms race in East Asia,” Clinton predicted. “We will have the Japanese, who understandably are worried with missiles flying over them as the North Koreans have done, that they can’t count on America.”
She stressed a diplomatic approach.
“Diplomacy, preventing war, creating some deterrents is slow, hard-going, difficult work,” said Clinton, who declined to answer when asked whether Tillerson should resign. “And you can’t have impulsive people or ideological people who basically say, ‘Well, we’re done with you.'”
Today, I announced our strategy to confront the Iranian regime’s hostile actions and to ensure that they never acquire a nuclear weapon. pic.twitter.com/N4ISdjuEdC
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2017
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