May 9, 2018 / 4:11 PM / 12 days ago

Pentagon not anticipating additional funding after withdrawal from nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that he did not anticipate asking for more funding for the U.S. military even after President Donald Trump withdrew from an international nuclear deal with Iran.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the “Defense Department budget posture in review of the Defense Authorization Request for FY2019 and the Future Years Defense Program” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/Files

“I do not anticipate asking for more dollars. Should Iran do something, that is a different issue. But no, I am not coming to you with an additional supplemental funding request,” Mattis said in a hearing before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee.

Reporting by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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