US Intelligence Contradicts Trump on N. Korea, Iran, IS Threats

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc with US President Donald Trump

"They are wrong!" Trump tweeted.

Trump also said that when he became president two years ago, Islamic State "was out of control in Syria & running rampant". Trump withdrew from the Iran deal previous year.

"They are testing Rockets (last week) and more, and are coming very close to the edge", the president wrote on Twitter.

"I've disagreed with certain things that they've said".

Trump continued: "Be careful of Iran". And he said that the intelligence services failure to grasp that meant they should "go back to school!". "Negotiating are proceeding well in Afghanistan after 18 years of fighting", Trump wrote in his first tweet.

In Singapore, Mr Trump and Mr Kim signed an agreement pledging to "work toward complete denuclearisation" - but there was no agreed pathway and little progress has been made since then on the issue.

Donald Trump has hit out at Director of Intelligence Dan Coats after his testimony at Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Also left unmentioned was a response to intelligence officials' warnings about the threat of climate change.

Trump receives regular intelligence briefings and another was scheduled for Wednesday. Asked for her assessment, Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel said of IS: "They're still risky", adding that they still command "thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria".

The U.S. intelligence chiefs said Islamic State would continue to pursue attacks from Syria and Iraq against regional and Western adversaries, including the United States.

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Trump said he was making "tremendous progress" with North Korea, but provided no evidence.

According to allegations, Russian Federation used a mix of social media influence and old-fashioned cyberattacks in 2016 to sway the elections in favour of Donald Trump - something that both the Kremlin and Trump himself have repeatedly denied.

Coats also refuted Trump's statement that ISIS has been defeated.

Mr. Trump also boasted about the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS, being almost wiped out, compared to the previous administration.

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 US interests. The government also wants a peace treaty to officially end the Korean War.

The US on Monday announced criminal charges against China's Huawei Technologies, escalating a fight with the world's biggest telecommunications equipment maker days before trade talks between Washington and Beijing.

Instead, Trump, who is planning a second summit with Kim in late February, said there is a "decent chance of denuclearization".

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday called top U.S. intelligence chiefs "extremely passive and naive" on Iran and dismissed their assessments of the threat posed by North Korea a day after they contradicted his views during congressional testimony. Coats said likewise that they had observed activity "inconsistent with full denuclearization".

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