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Earlier, the United States president condemned reports by top intelligence officials, which said that Iran was not pursuing its alleged nuclear weapons programme. "Caliphate will soon be destroyed, unthinkable two years ago".

Mr Trump past year pulled out of an worldwide nuclear deal with Iran put in place under his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. "ISIS is intent on resurging and still commands thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria".

The President specifically took issue Wednesday morning with Coats' statements that 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".

"People risk their lives for the intelligence he just tosses aside on Twitter", Sen. "I think I'm right, but time will prove that", Trump responded when asked about his level of confidence in Haspel and Coats".

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House intelligence committee, credited the agencies with providing "rigorous and realistic analyses" of threats facing the nation. "It means the country is fundamentally less safe", he added.

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Nine days before assuming the presidency, Trump accused the intelligence community of leaking false information, saying "that's something that Nazi Germany would have done". Also left unmentioned was a response to intelligence officials' warnings about the threat of climate change.

Then, CIA Director Gina Haspel said Iran is complying with the guidelines under the nuclear agreement signed by President Obama in 2015, but Trump, who withdrew the us from the accord last May, says Iran is still building nuclear weapons. He said, "Moscow's relationship with Beijing is closer than it's been in many decades".

The president also told reporters during the meeting with the manufacturers that he has an agreement for the location of the next summit with North Korea, which the White House has said will be at the end of February.

Trump also defended his decision to withdraw 2,000 USA troops from Syria on grounds that Islamic State no longer poses a threat, saying: "We've beaten them". "It's gonna be a lot harder than Donald Trump thought to get North Korea to make the kind of deal that he wants".

Although especially vehement, it was not the first time Trump has publicly criticized his own intelligence services.

President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office, on January 31. "Moscow may employ additional influence toolkits-such as spreading disinformation, conducting hack-and- leak operations, or manipulating data-in a more targeted fashion to influence United States policy, actions, and elections". "It's deeply risky that the White House isn't listening", Representative Adam B Schiff, Democrat of California and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a Twitter post Wednesday morning.

Igor Morgulov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, met with the North Koreans in Moscow on Tuesday, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.

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