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Trump says he ‘does not see war with Iran happening’ hours after issuing a ‘threat’ against Tehran

RT | January 1, 2020

US President Donald Trump has said that the US is not gearing up for war with Iran, adding that he prefers peace to war. It comes just hours after the US leader upped the ante, making a pointed threat against Tehran on Twitter.

With simmering tensions between Tehran and Washington flaring up over the attack on the US embassy in Baghdad, which the US blamed squarely on Iran without providing any proof, there have been growing fears that another war of words could spiral into something far more violent.

In an apparent attempt to diffuse the tension, Trump said late Tuesday that he does not foresee a war actually breaking out between the US and Iran.

“War with Iran? I don’t think that would be a good idea for Iran… I like peace… I don’t see that happening,” Trump said speaking to media as he arrived at the grand ballroom at Mar-a-Lago for a New Year bash on Tuesday night.

Teheran has vehemently denied all the allegations that it is somehow complicit in the unrest sparked by the US airstrikes that killed 25 members of the Iraqi Shia militia Kataib Hezbollah over the weekend.

The American sorties have drawn ire from the Iraqi government, calling the bombing a violation of the country’s sovereignty as well as of militiamen and ordinary citizens who flocked to the US embassy in Iraq to protest the airstrikes.

Protests turned violent on Tuesday as demonstrators attempted to storm the compound, and saw US attack helicopters being scrambled to scatter the protesters after they reportedly breached the front gate.

In the wake of the attack, the Pentagon announced that it would send 750 paratroopers to the Middle East “immediately” in response to the incident, which will be followed by “additional forces.” Washington has repeatedly invoked the “Iranian threat” to beef up its military presence in the region, having deployed some 14,000 troops to the Middle East since May 2019 in addition to about 60,000 already stationed there.

January 1, 2020 - Posted by | War Crimes | , , ,

8 Comments »

  1. The US lays off the blame on Iran without blinking and doesn’t really care who protests their slaughter of civilians. The US will go right on traumatizing civilians so that there will be varying intensity of war for generations which is what the US really seeks — demand for weapons and profits for the armaments industry which is subsidized by American taxpayers in any case. Profits as far as the eye can see. Bodies as far as the eye can see.

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    Comment by ontogram | January 1, 2020 | Reply

  2. “a violation of the country’s sovereignty” Indeed, as though the USG thinks twice about that.

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    Comment by ontogram | January 1, 2020 | Reply

    • “War with Iran? I don’t think that would be a good idea for Iran”……Nor would it be a “good idea for the USA” given that they are looking for a way out of Afghanistan after 18+ years of NO PROGRESS at all, but MASSIVE expenditure, for NO result.
      “The graveyard of Empire” has done it again, humiliating the World’s most powerful militaries, who are now looking to “save face”.

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      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | January 1, 2020 | Reply

  3. Utter blundering, Zio-centric fools in Occupied WashDC, carrying the Ziomonster’s water, hewing its wood, jointly (Iraq and Syria plus) effing around in the Middle East to satisfy the lust of the Jewish Zionist and ‘Christian’ Zionist zealot-deviants who increasingly control the world politically, economically, and by deceit and treachery.

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    Comment by roberthstiver | January 1, 2020 | Reply

  4. If the US gets embroiled in Iraq, that will be in part the US fighting Iranian proxies. That moves the US down one peg vis a vis Iran.

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    Comment by Richard Moore | January 1, 2020 | Reply

  5. Enough said. Trump speaks with forked tongue. He’s a pathological liar. For example: “Drain the swamp.” And: “Lock ‘m up.” …”America first.” …”…trust me.” lol. Never again!

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    Comment by Mr. Anonymous | January 2, 2020 | Reply

  6. https://jaimedavid27.home.blog/2020/01/04/no-more-war/ #NoWarWithIran #BringTheTroopsHome

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    Comment by jaimedavid27 | January 5, 2020 | Reply


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