Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ate Monday expressed his support for President Donald Trump holding talks with Iran. But here is the kicker, he listed specific conditions for such discussions to occur, just hours after the president said he would not require preconditions to sit down with Iranian leaders.
"We've said this before. [Trump] wants to meet with folks to solve problems," Pompeo told CNBC's "Closing Bell" in an interview that came about two hours after Trump's comments.
"If the Iranians demonstrate a commitment to make fundamental changes in how they treat their own people, reduce their malign behavior, can agree that it's worthwhile to enter into a nuclear agreement that actually prevents proliferation, then the president said he's prepared to sit down and have the conversation with them," Pompeo added.