On June 20, in an unprovoked attack, the Iranians shot down a U.S. drone flying over international waters. President Trump tweeted a warning directed at Iran on Twitter.
Iran made a very big mistake!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2019
On June 21, President Trump tweeted about Iran, and how President Obama weakened our position with the Iranians after giving them billions of dollars and getting nothing in return.
President Obama made a desperate and terrible deal with Iran – Gave them 150 Billion Dollars plus I.8 Billion Dollars in CASH! Iran was in big trouble and he bailed them out. Gave them a free path to Nuclear Weapons, and SOON. Instead of saying thank you, Iran yelled…..
….Death to America. I terminated deal, which was not even ratified by Congress, and imposed strong sanctions. They are a much weakened nation today than at the beginning of my Presidency, when they were causing major problems throughout the Middle East. Now they are Bust!….
….proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone. I am in no hurry, our Military is rebuilt, new, and ready to go, by far the best in the world. Sanctions are biting & more added last night. Iran can NEVER have Nuclear Weapons, not against the USA, and not against the WORLD!
On June 22, President Trump tweeted that a message informing Americans that he changed his mind about attacking Iran, saying that although they were “cocked & loaded to retaliate [against Iran] last night on 3 different sights,” when he asked how many people will die, he was told “150 people,” so he decided to stop the strike from taking place.
….On Monday they shot down an unmanned drone flying in International Waters. We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not….
I am at Camp David working on many things, including Iran! We have a great Economy, Tariffs have been very helpful both with respect to the huge Dollars coming IN, & on helping to make good Trade Deals. The Dow heading to BEST June in 80 years! Stock Market BEST June in 50 years!
Iran cannot have Nuclear Weapons! Under the terrible Obama plan, they would have been on their way to Nuclear in a short number of years, and existing verification is not acceptable. We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday. I look forward to the day that…..
….Sanctions come off Iran, and they become a productive and prosperous nation again – The sooner the better!
The leftist media and Democrats had a heyday with Trump’s decision not to go to war with Iran, as they attempted to paint him as a blow-hard and as being weak-kneed.
President Trump reminded them that he “never called the strike against Iran “BACK,” as people are incorrectly reporting, I just stopped it from going forward at this time!”
I never called the strike against Iran “BACK,” as people are incorrectly reporting, I just stopped it from going forward at this time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019
On MondayPresident Trump announced new “hard-hitting” sanctions on Iran.
USA Today reports – He said the measures would deny Iran’s leaders access to financial instruments. The new penalties target Khamenei, his office, and other top Iranian officials.
The measures will block transactions involving any property and or other assets that Iran’s leaders hold in the U.S. But experts said they would have little practical effect.
Trump unveiled the sanctions as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to the Middle East to meet with U.S. allies in the region, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. On Tuesday, Pompeo was headed to an undisclosed location, according to a State Department pool report.
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have been rising for more than a year, beginning when Trump unilaterally withdrew the U.S. from a multilateral deal with Iran aimed at limiting its nuclear program. Under that agreement, the U.S. and other countries lifted crippling sanctions on Iran in exchange for caps on its ability to enrich uranium and other restrictions.
The Trump administration has reimposed those sanctions, aiming to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero and force Iran to negotiate a broader agreement that would also curb Iran’s ballistic missile program and its support for regional terrorist groups.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted the sanctions against Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as “outrageous and idiotic,” noting the 80-year-old Shiite cleric has no plans to ever travel to the United States. In remarks broadcast on Iranian state television, Rouhani said the White House is suffering from “mental retardation.”
President Trump blasted Iran leadership on Twitter, reminding them that he tried to play nice with them, but they’re too ignorant to understand. He also let them know that the U.S. will not hesitate to retaliate with overwhelming force if Iran provokes us with “any attack.”
Iran leadership doesn’t understand the words “nice” or “compassion,” they never have. Sadly, the thing they do understand is Strength and Power, and the USA is by far the most powerful Military Force in the world, with 1.5 Trillion Dollars invested over the last two years alone…
….The wonderful Iranian people are suffering, and for no reason at all. Their leadership spends all of its money on Terror, and little on anything else. The U.S. has not forgotten Iran’s use of IED’s & EFP’s (bombs), which killed 2000 Americans, and wounded many more…
….Iran’s very ignorant and insulting statement, put out today, only shows that they do not understand reality. Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force. In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration. No more John Kerry & Obama!