President Trump said Saturday that he would be Iran's "best friend" and that it could be a "wealthy" country if it renounced nuclear weapons, according to the AFP.
Trump's freewheeling remarks to reporters came after the president made the last-minute decision to call off an approved airstrike on Thursday
President Donald Trump doubled down on his decision to not issue a retaliatory strike on Iran, saying Saturday that he looked forward to next steps with the country.
Trump's comments come after days of back-and-forth with Iran, where he seemed to waver on the appropriate response to the country shooting down a Navy drone.
Officials have promised new sanctions are coming for Iran, and Trump emphasized that their relationship would depend on the country's agreement to a nuclear deal.