Trump said Friday that he will support the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers and the United Nations to limit its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
The deal also includes lifting the threat of military action against Iran.
“I think the Iran deal will lead to the end of nuclear weapons,” Trump told NBC’s “Today” show.
“It’s a great deal.”
Trump was pressed by NBC’s Chuck Todd to elaborate on his stance on the deal, which has drawn criticism from both Democrats and Republicans.
Trump said he’s “not really familiar” with the deal but has been briefed by the State Department on the details.
“There are some important details that are being negotiated,” Trump said.
“We’ll see what happens.
We’ll see if there’s anything that we can get in, but I’m not really sure.”
Trump’s decision to back the deal comes as the White House is scrambling to come up with a replacement for former President Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement.
Obama signed the Iran nuclear deal in July 2015, pledging to lift sanctions and work with Iran to reduce its nuclear ambitions.
The accord was the culmination of months of negotiations between Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China.
The six countries are trying to reach a final deal to curb Iran’s nuclear activities, which they say is a vital part of regional security.
The White House says Trump will take a hard line on Iran’s continued pursuit of nuclear capabilities, but said that he has not yet made a final decision on the future of the accord.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.