Trump On Iran Threat: They Were ‘Dying’ Before US Made Them A ‘World Power’

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September 6, 2016 2:54 p.m.

Before President Obama and Hillary Clinton came along, Donald Trump told supporters in Virginia Beach on Tuesday that Iran wasn’t “going to be much a threat” before the Iran nuclear deal, which he said made Iran a “world power.”

“If you take a look at Iran from four, five years ago they were dying,” Trump said in a town hall event. “They had sanctions, they were being choked to death and they were dying. They weren’t even going to be much of a threat.”

“They didn’t have anything going and now they’re a power,” Trump continued. “Overnight, we’ve made them a power.”

The GOP nominee went on to call the deal “the highest level of incompetence,” saying it would shorten the road to Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.

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