Trump says he's demanding restoration of U.N. sanctions on Iran
(CBS News) - (This man is crazy) - Trump announced Wednesday the U.S. is demanding the restoration of all United Nations sanctions against Iran. Mr. Trump has directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to notify the U.N. Security Council of the decision.
"The United States intends to restore virtually all of the previously suspended United Nations sanctions on Iran," the president said, calling it a "snapback" and "not uncommon."
Mr. Trump, who was highly critical of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action during his campaign, pulled the U.S. out of the Iran deal.
Mr. Trump also said QAnon conspiracy believers like him and "love our country," seeming to back the conspiracy cult. Still, Mr. Trump admitted he doesn't know much about the conspiracy theory that describes an alleged secret plot by the so-called "deep state" to undermine the president and his supporters.
Supporters wearing "Q" gear have appeared and Trump rallies, the cult has a strong following online, and QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene won a GOP primary this week. Given the strong Republican leaning of that district in Georgia, she's likely to win a seat in Congress.
"Well I don't know much about the movement, other than I understand they like me very much, which I appreciate, but I don't know much about the movement," the president said.
"I've heard these are people that love our country," Mr. Trump said.
When a reporter explained the basics of the conspiracy theory — including that QAnon supporters think the president will save the world from pedophiles and cannibals — the president responded: "If I can help save the world from problems, I'm willing to do it."