Trump tells United States spy chiefs: 'Go back to school'

Spy Chief Doubts Kim Will Scrap Nukes, Undercutting Trump's View

US President Donald branded his own intelligence services "naive" on Iran and in need of schooling in a deepening and unusually public row.

In scathing tweets, the US President outlined the scale of the risk still posed by Tehran's nuclear ambitions and aggressive policies in the region.

CNN on Wednesday delivered a supercut of quotes from President Donald Trump placed back-to-back with quotes from Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who on Tuesday contradicted numerous president's rosy assessments of his own foreign policy.

"When I became President, ISIS was out of control in Syria & running rampant".

USA intelligence agencies also said Iran continues to work with other parties to the nuclear deal it reached with the US and other world powers.

Several national security officials told CNN that while they don't like the President's latest attacks on the intelligence community, they're not paying much notice.

"I've disagreed with certain things that they've said".

This skepticism about North Korea is consistent with the intelligence agencies' views over many years and runs counter to Trump's assertion after his 2018 Singapore summit with Kim that North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat.

Director of U.S. National Intelligence Dan Coats also said that Tehran continued to comply with the deal even after the U.S. withdrawal from it.

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Afghan security forces are already taking staggering losses, with 45,000 killed since late 2014, and morale is low. The Taliban and USA officials have agreed to continue negotiations, though no date has been publicly announced .

Trump's decision to withdraw us troops from Syria, against the advice of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, led Mattis to resign in protest.

"Caliphate will soon be destroyed, unthinkable two years ago", Trump said on Twitter.

The intelligence chiefs said Iran was at least a year away from developing a nuclear weapon.

The president also mentioned the negotiations between USA officials and the Taliban to potentially end the war in Afghanistan. The Democratic-led House overwhelming passed legislation last week reaffirming US support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance, another target of Trump criticism.

North Korea remains "unlikely to give up" its weapon stockpiles and production abilities while it tries to negotiate "partial denuclearization steps to obtain key USA and worldwide concessions", the report says. For instance, Director of National Intelligence Chief Dan Coats noted that ISIS still has "thousands of fighters" at large, while Trump has insisted the terror group has been defeated. Intelligence officers do not like to be at odds with the president, he said, and Trump's comments put them in an uncomfortable position.

Trump has given the Pentagon about four months to withdraw USA troops from Syria, backtracking from his abrupt December order for a pullout within 30 days. "We have beaten them and we have beaten them badly". A 2nd Trump-Kim meeting is expected in February.

His defense secretary James Mattis resigned after that announcement in disagreement, and U.S. security experts have urged Trump to not withdraw from Syria precipitously because Islamic State fighters could fill the vacuum.

The U.S. intelligence chiefs said the Islamic State group would continue to pursue attacks from Syria and Iraq against regional and Western adversaries, including the United States.

"North Korea relationship is best it has ever been with US No testing, getting remains, hostages returned".

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