US to impose new sanctions on Iran, President Donald Trump says in his address
Trump said his administration will impose new sanctions on Iran in response to the attack. He did not specify how those sanctions would be applied. Hurin his speech from the White House, Trump said: “These powerful sanctions will remain until Iran changes it’s behavior,” Trump said.
“For far too long, all the way back to 1979 to be exact, nations have tolerated Iran’s destructive and destabilizing behavior in the Middle East and beyond,” Trump said.
“Those days are over,” he added.
He said Iran had been the leading sponsor of terrorism and their “pursuit of nuclear weapons threatens the civilized world.”
President Donald Trump is addressing the nation from the White House just hours after Iran rained more than a dozen rockets down on airbases in Iraq housing U.S. troops. Iranians said the attack was in response to a U.S. drone strike last week that killed Qasem Soleimani, one of Tehran’s most powerful leaders.
The Pentagon said late Tuesday that Iran fired at least a dozen ballistic missiles at the Al Asad and Erbil bases in Iraq, where U.S. and coalition personnel are stationed. The strikes came in retaliation for the U.S. strike on Friday that killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, the country’s most prominent military leader and head of Iran’s elite Quds Force.
You may be interested
Thousands of refugees and illegal immigrants to be removed from apartments and hotels in Greecemakis - May 29, 2020
The Migration and Asylum Ministry announced the start of the operation on June 1, of the eviction of both legitimate…
Muslims to pray in front of Hagia Sophia to put pressure to revert historic site into a Mosquemakis - May 28, 2020
Muslim mosques in Turkey will be reopening from tomorrow, Friday, the day of the fall of Constantinople (Istanbul), with the…
Athens Open Air Film Festival promises unforgettable nights to movie loversPanos - May 28, 2020
The Athens Open Air Film Festival promises movie goers unforgettable cinematic experiences as the summer event organised for the tenth…