Trump: No one knows what I will do on May 12

US President coy on decision on Iran nuclear deal, warns Iran will pay big price if it threatens the US.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron held a joint press conference after their meeting at the White House on Tuesday.

Trump said that while the US would bring troops home from Syria and encourage America's allies in the Middle East to contribute more to their own defense, he said that the US would continue to enforce a "strong blockage" to prevent Iran from "going right to the Mediterranean."

The president also addressed his upcoming decision on whether to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has called on European nations to fix the flaws in the agreement or the US will withdraw from the deal. The deadline for the final decision is May 12.

"Nobody knows what I am going to do on the 12th," Trump said. He said French President Macron had "a pretty good idea" following their meeting, however.

"We'll see, if I do what some people expect, whether or not it will be possible to do a new deal with solid foundations. Because this is a deal with decayed foundations. It's a bad deal. It's a bad structure. It's falling down. It should have never, ever been made."

Trump warned Iran that if it threatens the US, it would "pay a price like few countries have ever paid."

Earlier, Trump said that it was possible to fix the nuclear deal and warned Iran that it would face "big problems" if it restarted its nuclear program in response to a US pullout from the nuclear deal.