Trump Warns Iran To BACK OFF after calling off a retaliatory military strike
Written by Peter Boykin on July 2, 2019
President Trump, after calling off a military strike on Iran following the downing of an American drone last month, delivered a stern warning to the IRAN regime during an Interview with Tucker Carlson
Trump said he
“built up a lot of great capital”
after his decision — but said that means
“if something should happen, we’re in a position to do far worse by not doing it.” “But, hopefully, we don’t have to do anything.”
Note these comments came BEFORE it was reported that Iran has exceeded the threshold for the Islamic Republic’s low-enriched uranium stockpile agreed upon in the 2015 nuclear deal. Under terms of the multinational nuke deal, Iran can keep a stockpile of no more than 660 pounds of low-enriched uranium and the country pledged to stay within those limits if Britain, France, Germany and the rest of the European Union followed through with plans to provide Iran access to international banking systems.
The White House released a statement outlining how the U.S. will continue to pressure Iran.
“Maximum pressure on the Iranian regime will continue until its leaders alter their course of action,”
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.
“The regime must end its nuclear ambitions and its malign behavior.”
Trump explained during the interview
“I built up a lot of great capital, and if something should happen, we’re in a position to do far worse by not doing it. But, hopefully, we don’t have to do anything.”
Trump then took aim at former President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with the country and reaffirmed his commitment to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.
“Iran now, since we terminated that horrible deal, which was a truly horrible deal, and, you know, you and I aren’t so different in terms of fighting, we want to have peace,”
“We want to build our roads and build our schools and build all the things we want to build. But, we can’t let Iran have a nuclear weapon… you can’t let Iran have a nuclear weapon, and you can’t let certain other countries have nuclear weapons. It’s too devastating.”
Iran maintains its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.