‘They should go back to school’, Trump says about ‘naive’ intel chiefs


Trump said that since the US withdrew from the pact, Iran is "MUCH different, but a source of potential danger and conflict".

Trump cited Iranian rocket launches and said Tehran was "coming very close to the edge". Mr. Trump and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker promoted the facility as evidence that they were helping bring back manufacturing to middle America and the U.S.

"Be careful of Iran".

"We expect our adversaries and strategic competitors to refine their capabilities and add new tactics as they learn from each other's experiences, suggesting the threat landscape could look very different in 2020 and future elections", the intelligence report said.

He said negotiations between the USA and Taliban fighters "are proceeding well in Afghanistan after 18 years of fighting".

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats noted that the terrorist group has suffered "significant leadership and territorial losses".

Elsewhere in the report, the intelligence chiefs identify the "negative effects of environmental degradation and climate change" as a major risk to human health and security.

The divergent views of a president and his intelligence agencies may diminish trust from the public and from American allies about USA foreign policy goals.

In response to questions from lawmakers, Coats said the administration has "eyes wide open" in its talks with the Pyongyang regime, and "we are fully engaged in providing the essential intelligence needed".

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Coats told the committee that Iran "is not now undertaking the key nuclear weapons-development activities".

Coats' remarks were made as he released the intelligence community's 2019 worldwide threat assessment and appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee along with the heads of key intelligence agencies.

"I believe they will begin coordinating topics for the summit in order to draft a joint declaration in the North Korea-US working level negotiations, along with their working-level preparations for the second North Korea-US summit such as safety and protocols", the NIS chief was quoted as telling the parliamentary intelligence committee.

We assess that foreign actors will view the 2020 USA elections as an opportunity to advance their interests.

Trump said Wednesday morning that the "caliphate" would "soon be destroyed", a step back from his claim last month that the U.S. had already "won against ISIS".

Coats also contradicted Trump's previous claim that the USA had defeated ISIS, telling senators that "ISIS is intent on resurging".

The bill also requires the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to jointly certify.to the relevant congressional committees. that South Korea is fully capable of defending itself and of deterring any military conflict on the Peninsula. that would threaten USA interests. "He quickly followed that up by adding, ".Fighting continues but the people of Afghanistan want peace in this never ending war.

Contradictorily, Trump announcement that United States troops would withdraw from Syria on Dec 19: "We have won against ISIS". Trump met with North Korea's nuclear issues negotiator Kim Yong Chol on January 18. The snippets of Coats saying North Korea had "halted its provocative behavior related to its WMD program" but was unlikely to "completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities" angered Trump, CNN has learned. Coats said likewise that they had observed activity "inconsistent with full denuclearization".

This was far from the first time Trump has publicly doubted his national security experts. Trump called it "the worst deal ever".