Members of the Iranian government were hardly the only ones citing the US president's decision to abandon the landmark nuclear accord in assessing whether Trump will stay committed to gritty diplomatic discussions when the photo-ops end.
The former Pistons and Bulls player is reportedly a friend of Kim Jong-un-and he's been trying to get both the US and the North Koreans to the table for years.
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un should know that the United States has a history of "quitting treaties and violating their commitments" before trusting Washington, Iran's Foreign Ministry said Monday.
The final deal over the North Korean problem is yet to be signed, and the US wants South Korea and China to be part of it.
And he accused former US President Barack Obama of "not giving me the time of day". "Everyone came at me and I'm still standing", the former Chicago Bulls player said, adding that everyone ridiculed him for wanting to act as a mediator and peacemaker. "It gave me a little more shine of a light as far as knowing the fact that I did something pretty, pretty historical as far as bringing awareness to North Korea and some of the issues that's over there". But I took those bullets, I took all of that.
Rodman's trip was sponsored by PotCoin, a cryptocurrency company that gives marijuana businesses access to banking as an alternative to many financial institutions that will not do business with cannabis companies because marijuana is illegal under USA federal law.
Rodman said he wants to stay out of politics, but that his attempts to establish a connection on a human level perhaps played some role in making the Trump-Kim summit possible.
Mr Rodman is one of the few Westerners to have met the North Korean leader on visits to the capital city of Pyongyang.
"What I did say, it's very provocative, when you see that and you have a country next door".
"In the macro sense, denuclearization is a great thing", Davis said. He brushed me off.
"Crazy Dennis Rodman is saying I wanted to go to North Korea with him".
Trump has in the past condemned it as one of the world's most brutal governments.