Following the clash between Iran and America, CNN reported the 10-minute address of President Donald Trump to the nation.
On Wednesday morning, he opened up his speech with a quote: As long as I’m President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.”
Donald Trump announced that the administration would give Iran new sanctions for the attack of the two US military housing troops in Iraq as well as for being aggressive in the region. There were no casualties during the attack, and according to him, “We suffered no casualties. All of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.”
He said, “The United States will immediately impose additional punishing economic sanctions on the Iranian regime”.
He mentioned that the US forces are prepared for anything and that “Iran appears to be standing down. “Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and an excellent thing for the world,” Trump said.
On the death of the Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, Trump directed him as the world’s top terrorist. “He trained terrorist armies, including Hezbollah, launching terrorist strikes against civilian targets. He fueled bloody civil wars all across the region. He viciously wounded and murdered thousands of US troops, including the planting of roadside bombs that maim and dismember their victims.” He also mentioned that the general orchestrated the violent assault in Baghdad’s US embassy. “In recent days, he was planning new attacks on American targets, but we stopped him.”
Donald Trump said that the Iran nuclear deal is “very defective”. Iran, on the other hand, announced that it is withdrawing partially from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. He exclaimed, “The very defective JCPOA expires shortly, anyway, and gives Iran a clear and quick path to nuclear breakout. Iran must abandon its nuclear ambitions and end its support for terrorism. “We must all work together toward making a deal with Iran that makes the world a safer and more peaceful place.”
The administration is still reviewing other options on how to respond to the Iranian missile attacks. “These powerful sanctions will remain until Iran changes its behavior,” Trump said. “In recent months alone, Iran has seized ships in international waters, fired an unprovoked strike on Saudi Arabia and shot down two American drones.”, Trump said.
Likewise, he addressed that ever since he became the president of America, the country has achieved energy independence. “We are now the No. 1 producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. We are independent, and we do not need Middle East oil.”
Trump didn’t take questions to his speech but gave a message to the Iranians. “Finally, to the people and leaders of Iran, we want you to have a future and a great future, one that you deserve,” Trump said. “One of prosperity at home and harmony with the nations of the world. He added, “The United States is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it.” And with that, he left the room.