As tensions remain high between the USA and Iran, former Vice President Joe Biden said he would leave troops in the Middle East to continue fighting ISIS, and accused President Trump of lying about Iran's imminent attack against American embassies to keep troops in the region.
"I think the administration is not being straight with the country or the Congress", Engel said as he opened the hearing. "What's happened is, now that he's gone ahead, the president and started this whole process moving, what's happening?" "Obviously, we want to get back to the mission as soon as possible, but we're not going to risk our folks to do that", Esper told NPR. Mike Pompeo believed Iran-backed forces to be the culprit, and he warned that any more attacks by Iran on USA forces "will be answered with a decisive United States response". She still needed to contrast America's supposed recklessness with Iran's apparent diplomacy.
Those who support Trump accuse critics of the Soleimani assassination of siding with Iran. Other US allies in the ME including Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt are also silent as they fully understand the ultimate outcome of war for which simple example is 2% loss in share value of ARAMCO (losing US$ 200 Billion) after the killing incident.
Two Iraqi officials told AFP President Donald Trump warned that the United States would block the country's account at the Federal Reserve bank in NY, a step that would devastate the oil producer's economy.
People at the rally said they love the president's record on national security and the economy. This follows a steady buildup in the Gulf past year as tensions with Iran escalated.
"Why the actual hell is the president of the United States using the way I and millions of other Americans dress and the religious beliefs that We hold as a slur".
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged Monday that Iraqi leaders have told him privately they support the U.S. troop presence, despite public appeals for them to leave. However, Iran's supreme leader believes otherwise, stating that the missile attack was "a slap in the face of the US", and that military action is still "not enough", alluding to more possible retaliation. While Soleimani was celebrated as a hero by the Iranian regime, he was condemned as a terrorist by the United States government. "Maybe not for Americans, but for Iranians, they are [under attack]".
In Iran, protesters have been pouring onto the streets calling for the resignation of officials responsible for mistakenly shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane.
Biden said he acknowledged years ago that it was a "mistake to go to war", but he largely declined to clash with Sanders over Iraq.
Even prior to the events of the past two weeks, Iranians had been complaining about the State Department cancelling visas of students en route to the US.
Pakistan is an ally to USA interests in Afghanistan and has very limited options available for exercising independent foreign policy options because of economic vulnerability.