Speaking on his LBC show, Nigel Farage argued that the US President interestingly took the opportunity to send a warning to the EU and other NATO nations as he gave his official statement in response to Irans attacks on US forces in Iraq. The Brexit Party leader claimed the Donald Trump believes the US continue to do the heavy lifting in the Middle East, militarily and economically.
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Iran crisis: Pope Francis pleads with Trump and Rouhani Mr Farage said: “Interestingly, he called on NATO to do more in the Middle East.
“And that was a very, very interesting moment because part of the Trump narrative is that if NATO is to be an effective organisation it can’t just be America in terms of what they pay for the military, in terms of what they do.“And I think he feels that in the military war against ISIS - and yes, sure, the RAF were involved and other Europeans had sone role - but basically he feels that it was the American part of NATO that was doing the heavy lifting.
“So that I think is something that will lead to a lot of debate in the European capitals over the next few months.”READ MORE: Iran ultimatum: Trudeau issues chilling warning to Tehran
US-Iran news: Nigel Farage highlights Donald Trumps warning to NATO (Image: GETTY•LBC)
President Donald Trump speaks from the White House on January 8, 2020 in Washington, DC, after Irans attacks on US base (Image: GETTY)President Donald Trump on Wednesday tempered days of angry rhetoric and suggested Iran was standing down after it fired missiles at US forces in Iraq overnight, as both sides looked to defuse a crisis over the US killing of an Iranian general Trump said the United States did not necessarily have to hit back at Irans attack on military bases housing US troops in Iraq, itself an act of retaliation for the January 3 US strike that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.
The US President said no Americans were hurt in the overnight attacks.The Pentagon said Iran had launched 16 short-range ballistic missiles, at least 11 of which hit Iraqs al-Asad airbase and one that hit a facility in Erbil but caused no major damage.The fact that we have this great military and equipment, however, does not mean we have to use it.
We do not want to use it. American strength, both military and economic, is the best deterrent, President Trump said. Our great American forces are prepared for anything.“Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world, he said.
.The US leader did not directly threaten military action but said the United States will immediately impose additional punishing economic sanctions on the Iranian regime in response to what he called Iranian aggression.He offered no specifics.Iranian.....