Iran, which was also reportedly a topic of discussion between the President and military officials, has been under diplomatic attack from the US recently over the 2015 Nuclear Agreement.
The EU will continue to push for the implementation of the worldwide nuclear deal with Iran "by all sides", EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday. But for now he would hold off on recommending that Congress reimpose sanctions on Iran that would abrogate the agreement, said four people familiar with aspects of the president's thinking.
The administration was considering October 12 for Trump to give a speech on Iran but no final decision had been made, an official said previously. And if Trump argues that Iran is not in compliance, that could cause an American withdrawal from the global pact. "They have not lived up to the spirit of their agreement", he said.
While everyone was posing for the photo, Trump delivered a cryptic message to press saying, it might be the "calm before the storm".
Trump will argue that the agreement is not in the interest of the United States, the Washington Post reported, quoting four people close to the president.
Mr Trump was seen at the White House with his wife Melania, as well as military leaders, after Thursday's meetings but before dinner together.
The agreement was concluded in 2015, to stop Iran's nuclear program. He responded, "Maybe it's the calm before the storm". He was meeting with the military officials to discuss strategy for North Korea and Iran.
"You'll find out", he replied, declining to provide more details to the mysterious remark.
The White House is outright refusing to explain the President's statement.