The president of the United States, Donald Trump, said he will ask for support from NATO. "The civilized world must send a clear message to Iran: its terror campaign will no longer be tolerated. Today I am going to ask NATO to become more involved in the Middle East process."
This was announced on Wednesday morning, January 8, 2020 from the White House, after the Iranian attacks on bases that house US soldiers in Iraq. During the message, he was accompanied by his vice president, Mike Pence, and the US military dome.
"The American people should be grateful. No Americans were injured during yesterday's attack. We did not suffer casualties and only minimal damage received our bases. No American or Iraqi life was lost by the precautions we took and the early warning system, which It worked very well. "RELATED
"Iran has been a sponsor of terrorism and its arms race threatens the entire world," Trump said in his speech. For this, he urged the military powers to react. "It is time for the United Kingdom, Germany, France, China and Russia to react. And we must all work to make a treaty with Iran that makes the world a safe place."
"The civilized world must send a clear message to Iran: its terror campaign will no longer be tolerated. Today I am going to ask NATO to become more involved in the Middle East process," the president said.
Iran has claimed responsibility for the missile attacks in retaliation for the death of powerful general Qasem Soleimani, an architect of the Iranian strategy in the Middle East, in an offensive with US drones in Baghdad last week.
A total of 22 ballistic missiles fell on the bases of Ain al-Assad (west) and Erbil (north) on Monday, where some of the 5,200 US troops deployed in Iraq are stationed.
"No American or Iraqi life was lost because of the precautions we took and the early warning system, which worked very well," Trump said of the attack last Tuesday.
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020
Trump said that after the launch of the missiles, "Iran seems to be withdrawing, which is a good thing for all interested parties and something very good for the world."
The president also asked Europe, Russia and China to "break the loopholes" of the international nuclear agreement (JCPOA), reached with Iran in 2015.
The US head of state also threw harsh words against Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by an attack by US drones in Iraq. He described him as "the world's leading terrorist", saying he has "fueled many civil wars with fuel" in the region. "In recent days I was planning new attacks, but we stopped him. He must have been killed a long time ago," he said.
"We continue to evaluate options in the face of Iranian aggression. Meanwhile, we will continue to push for economic sanctions," Trump said.
Trump ended his speech by saying: "To the people and leaders of Iran … We want them to have the future they deserve, prosperity and harmony with the nations of the world. The United States is ready for peace."