President Trump promised supporters at a campaign fundraiser in New Jersey that he would reach a quick deal with Iran if reelected.
“When we win,” Trump said in a video from the fundraiser on Sunday shared by a Jewish Insider reporter, “we will have a deal within four weeks.”
Some members of the crowd rose to their feet and cheered after Trump's remarks.
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have escalated since Trump pulled out the 2015 nuclear deal the Obama administration and five other nations struck with Tehran to reduce its uranium stockpile in exchange for a lifting of economic sanctions.
In 2018, Trump announced the United States' withdrawal from the deal and the reimposition of sanctions, a move criticized by the United Nations, the European Union and key Democrats and supported by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia.
The tensions came to a boiling point in January when a U.S. drone strike killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and Iran retaliated by firing ballistic missiles at an Iraqi base housing U.S. forces.
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