U.S. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn heading for the Marine One in Washington D.C., the United States, on July 31, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States and Iran could meet "pretty soon." (Xinhua/Liu Jie)
WASHINGTON, July 31 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States and Iran could meet "pretty soon."
Trump said during a rally at Tampa, Florida that "I hope it works out well. And I have a feeling they'll be talking to us pretty soon."
"And maybe not, and that's OK too," he added.
The White House host again blasted the "horrible, one-sided" Iran nuclear deal, saying "it's a horror show."
Earlier on the same day, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told the media that Trump "does want to meet" and "wants to come to a solution."
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert also told a briefing that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo supports Trump's latest statement on Iran.
Trump said on Monday that a meeting between U.S. and Iranian leaders is good for both sides and the world, and he is ready to meet anytime with his Iranian counterpart with "no preconditions."
U.S.-Iranian relations have been tense as the Trump administration left the historic Iran nuclear deal, delegitimized its government, vowed to re-impose sanctions on the nation and pressed other nations to cut down their purchase of Iranian oil to zero.