Transcript for Iran calls US sanctions 'outrageous and idiotic'
That escalating conflict with Iran this morning leaders they are saying that the diplomatic path is permanently closed after president Trump's new sanctions targeting their top officials. But now asking about a John Bolton is insisting from the region that negotiations are still possible our senior national correspondent Terry Moran is tracking all the latest from Washington good morning Terry. Good morning George well after pulling back from that military strike last week and imposing new sanctions this week president trump and his team are now offering talks with Iran. For a new nuclear deal but tensions remain sky high. And as a run made clear today they remain. Bitterly defined. This morning a sharp escalation in the war of words between the US and Iran Iranian President Hassan were hunting speaking at a medical conference overnight heaping insults on president trump saying dutrow didn't know what America's doing today is a sign of its definite failure there is an than usual frustration in the administration and the White House and total confusion. The White House is afflicted by mental retardation. And does not know what to do. Rabbani's comments are coming under president trump slapped a new round of economic sanctions directly targeting Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. All while saying he still wants diplomatic talks. To reach a nuclear deal with Iran. Trumps national security advisor John Bolton in Israel is also now holding out the prospect of. Talks. The president has held the door open to real negotiations. To completely and verifiably eliminate Iran's nuclear weapons program. Its pursuit of ballistic missile delivery systems. Its support for international terrorism and its other maligned behavior worldwide. All that Iran needs to do. It's to walk through that open door. Iran's response to all this up flat Nell and officials saying there is now a permanent closure of diplomacy with the desperate government of America and president trump is declaring he's got the power to attack Iran without. Any congressional approval. I like the idea of keeping congress impressed but I wouldn't have to do that your. When I suppose if she said you must have rational policy disagree with I disagree I think most people seem to disagree but. I do like keeping them they have ideas that intelligent people that come up with some thoughts I actually. Learned a couple of things the other day when we had a meeting with congress which we're I think helpful to me but I do like keeping them abreast but I don't have to do it labeled. And president trip emphasizes the military option remains on the table but with all the military brinksmanship and economic sanction and the offers to talk. Lot of analysts are saying what the president has our options. In search of a strategy. Jordan real dangers in this calculation can carry thanks very much.
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