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    With his tough statements and hard-power strategy on Iran and North Korea, US President Donald Trump is undermining the credibility of US promises made to other countries, a former presidential candidate from the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, said, adding that Trump's approach could result in a nuclear arms race.

    Hillary Clinton stated that President Donald Trump's plans to terminate the Iranian nuclear deal are "dangerous" and make Washington "look foolish."

    "This particular president is, I think, upending the kind of trust and credibility of the United States' position and negotiation that is imperative to maintain," Clinton said in an interview that will be broadcast by CNN on Sunday.

    For his turn, Trump stated that Clinton, who held the post of secretary of state under former President Barack Obama, made her contribution to the "terrible" deal with Iran.

    He also stated that the right thing to do is to take a tougher stance on the issue.

    "We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran's nuclear breakout," the US president said on Friday.

    At the same time, Clinton criticized Trump's aggressive statements toward North Korea, saying that his words have raised concerns and uneasiness among US allies.

    In particular, Clinton warned of a possible nuclear arms race in East Asia, which will subsequently undermine global stability.

    "We will have the Japanese, who understandably are worried with missiles flying over them as the North Koreans have done, that they can't count on America," she concluded.

    On September 21, Trump signed an executive order providing for new economic sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear activities. Moreover, he decided to increase arms deliveries to Japan and South Korea, a move that has caused further tensions in the region.

    Following these measures, a Pyongyang state-run newspaper called American President Donald Trump a "strangler of peace" who is pushing the situation on the Korean Peninsula "to the brink of war."

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