In a statement at the White House in the early hours of Beijing 9, U.S. President Donald Trump said there were no casualties in the attack from Iran on a U.S. military base in Iraq the day before and announced he would impose new sanctions on Iran. CNN commented that Trump's statement suggested it would not launch a \"military response\" to Iran.
At 11:30 a.m. Washington time, Trump's appearance at the press conference was nearly half an hour behind schedule. As Trump made his statement, Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Esper, and President of the Federation Mark Mili stood on his left and right sides.
Trump said in his statement that the U.S. military was \"ready for anything,\" but Iran appears to have retreated, CNN reported. \"It's a good thing for all concerned and for the world.\"
Iran's military commander, Sleimani, who was killed in U.S. airstrikes last week, is \"the number one terrorist in the world,\" Trump said. \"He [Suleimani] trained'terrorist forces', including Hizbullah, to carry out'terrorist attacks'against civilian targets. He provoked a bloody civil war throughout the region, and he viciously wounded and killed thousands of American soldiers. At the time of the attack, Mr. Trump said, Mr. Suleimanney \"was planning a new attack on American targets.\"
Mr. Trump said Mr. Suleimani directed recent attacks on U.S. personnel in Iraq, causing \"four service members to be seriously injured and one American dead,\" and planned a\" violent attack \"on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.
On january 5th iran announced further reductions in compliance with its 2015 iran nuclear agreement commitments after sulaimani was killed by u.s. forces, saying its nuclear program would not be subject to any restrictions.
\"We must work together to reach an agreement with Iran to make the world a safer, more peaceful place,\" Trump said in response. On May 8,2018, Trump was the first to announce his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and to restart sanctions against Iran.
Trump has not forgotten to boast of his exploits in his statement, saying the United States has achieved energy independence since he took office. \"We are now the world's largest producer of oil and gas. We are independent. We don't need oil from the Middle East. Trump concluded by saying the United States wants to embrace peace with all nations seeking peace.
On january 3rd iran's al-qaeda brigade commander, surimani, was killed by american drone strikes outside iraq's baghdad airport. Subsequently, Iran vowed \"hard revenge \".
On january 8th iran launched an attack on a us military base in iraq at the same point in time as the attack on sulaimani. Iraqi military said the country was attacked by 22 missiles between 1.45am and 2.15am on Jan. Seventeen of the missiles landed at Ain al-Assad's base with U.S. troops, two of which did not explode, while the other five landed in Erbil.
Afterwards, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Iran's airstrikes on U.S. military bases \"a slap in the face \". Iran's foreign minister, mr zardarif, said the country had acted reasonably in self-defence and was not seeking an escalation.
Mr. Trump later tweeted that he would issue a formal statement on the matter on the morning of the 8th (in the early hours of 9th Beijing time) and said that \"so far the situation is good and damage assessments are under way.\"
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted on Tuesday that Iran's final answer to the U.S. killing of senior commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Suleimani, was to \"drive all U.S. troops out of the region.\" (For more original information, please download the \"Surging News\" app)