Trump Offers Talks For Peace with Iran
US President Donald Trump said that all American soldiers were safe during the Iranian missile strikes on US bases in Iraq. Also, the damage to military equipment was minimal. He further said that the outcome of the strike was that Tehran didn’t want war or escalation of the conflict.
Trump on Iranian attack on US bases
He said on Wednesday that Iran appeared to be standing down that was a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world. He further said that US has military and smart equipment but America didn’t want to use the equipment. He was flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and military officers at the time of speaking to the press.
Trump suggested new talks with Iran
He urged the world to quit the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and work on a new deal. US has already left that deal in 2018. He said that it was that deal that was in the center of the Iran-US conflict but Iran rejected the offer of new talks.
Iran on the US offer
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the attacks on US bases in Iraq were a slap on the face of US and that the US troops should leave the region. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the attacks concluded Iran’s response to the killing of its supreme commander.