“Iran Appears To Be Standing Down” – Trump Signals Further Sanctions, NATO Engagement

"Iran Appears To Be Standing Down" – Trump Signals Further Sanctions, NATO Engagement

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by Tyler Durden

Wed, 01/08/2020 – 11:39


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Update (1130ET): After beginning his address 25 minutes late, President Trump, flanked by top military officials, began with a stark message:

"As long as I’m president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon."

Trump added that the world community has tolerated Iran’s "destabilizing behavior" since 1979 (the year of the Iranian hostage crisis) and argued that through the killing of Soleimani, he is changing things:

Soleimani’s hands were drenched in both American and Iranian blood. He should have been terminated long ago. By removing Soleimani, we have sent a powerful message to terrorists.”

Trump made it clear that US doesn’t need anything from Iran: