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US-Iran crisis: Trump Backs Away from Further Military Conflict With Iran



US President Donald Trump(C) speaks about the situation with Iran in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, DC, January 8, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
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Warning and olive branch Trump concluded at 11:37 a.m. Nine minutes after speaking.

The president threatened Iran with additional sanctions, and said that his government considers its’ options.’ He also seemed to deliver an olive branch, suggesting that the United States is not pursuing a war with Tehran.

11:38 a.m. EST Trump sends a message to Iran The president spoke directly to Iranian leaders insisting that the U.S. wants them to have a “big future, which they deserve, that is one of domestic prosperity and harmony with nations of the world. EST Trump urges NATO’s role to be increased The president said he planned to ask NATO allies to “get much more involved with the process in Middle East.” He promoted the US economy, US energy independence, and a stronger army under his leadership, adding that “nobody thought possible” achievements. 11:37 a.m. EST Iran Nuclear Deal Trump urged the UK, Germany, France, Russia and China to threaten Iran’s nuclear deal in 2015.

11:35 a.m. AM EST Trump has said that its government would impose new sanctions on Iran in response to the attack. He did not specify the application of those sanctions.

“These strong sanctions will remain until Iran changes its conduct,” Trump said.

AM 11:33. “For too long, back to 1979, countries tolerated Iran’s disruptive and destabilizing activities in and beyond the Middle East,” Trump said.

“They’re over those days,” he said.

He described Iran as its leading terrorist supporter, claiming it “threatens the civilized world by pursuing nuclear weapons.” 11:31 a.m. EST’ All our troops are free’ Trump said in Iran’s attacks on Iraq’s military bases, the United States has not suffered casualties. “These are all our troops,” he said.

Around 11:28 a.m. EST Trump takes the podium: “It will never be appropriate for Iran to have a nuclear weapon until I am President of the United States,” said Trump.

About 11:22 a.m. EST Address in Grand Foyer Trump will claim the Grand Foyer podium. The only formal entrance to the White House, also known as the Entrance Hall. Partly covered by a red tapestry, the Presidents also give the country important addresses.

11:09 EST What to look at Will Trump pumping the brakes in increasing tensions with Iran or adding fuel? Initial Pentagon assessments indicate that the Iranian attack caused minimal damage and no victims. If these reports are correct, Trump can provide the off-ramp he needs to avoid battle against one of the toughest enemies in America.

The rhetoric of the Trump administration was contradictory. Trump threatened, then retreated, to attack Iranian cultural sites. A Pentagon letter that the US had withdrawn from Iraq (a target for Iran) had been leaked, and subsequently mistakenly rejected by senior officials. The remarks made by Trump will offer an opportunity to clarify and define US intentions in the region.

AM 10:58 THIS IS.

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