Donald Trump said Monday that the US will impose sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program and said the US could end up paying billions of dollars more than $20 billion.
In an interview on Fox News Sunday, the Republican presidential nominee said that sanctions could be lifted as soon as the country ends its program, although he did not give a timeline.
“If Iran takes the steps that they’re supposed to take and if they really abide by the agreement, the sanctions will be lifted,” he said.
“I think they could be very, very, big.
“If they don’t do that, we’re going to have to start negotiating.””
Trump, who is the presumptive Republican nominee for president in November, said the sanctions would not be the end of the story.””
If they don’t do that, we’re going to have to start negotiating.”
Trump, who is the presumptive Republican nominee for president in November, said the sanctions would not be the end of the story.
“We’re not going to stop until we get rid the sanctions,” he added.
“The sanctions are the end game.
I mean, if we don’t get rid [of] the sanctions, we will pay a massive amount of money.”
Trump has previously said the Iranian government was responsible for the 2011 attacks on the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
The U.N. Security Council is due to vote on Tuesday on a draft resolution imposing new sanctions on Tehran, the second such resolution in less than a week.
Iran says the resolution is aimed at pursuing its nuclear ambitions and is aimed only at protecting its interests.
Iran and world powers have been struggling to resolve a decades-long dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program, but they have failed to agree on a solution.