- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 31, 2019

President Trump rehashed the disagreements with his intelligence officials on Thursday, just one day after publicly criticizing them about Iran.

As Mr. Trump highlighted the points of contention between him and the intelligence community, he stressed that the U.S. has made progress in respect to ISIS, North Korea, and talks in Afghanistan.

However, he hammered in his concerns about Iran and stressed that their rocket testing is a dangerous sign.

“Iran is somebody, is a nation, we have to watch very closely,” he told reporters. “They’re doing tests and we don’t want to be a position where we’re behind.”

On Wednesday, the president said his officials “should go back to school” after they told the Senate Intelligence committee that Iran was complying with the Iran Deal.

The president said he hadn’t seen the report from his Intelligence officials, but argued their assessments are not accurately covered by the media.

“I have great respect for a lot of people but I don’t always agree with everybody,” he said.

• Gabriella Muñoz can be reached at gmunoz@washingtontimes.com.

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