Trump: ‘The United States Is Ready to Embrace Peace With All Who Seek It’ By Melanie Arter for CNS News
“As long as I am president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon,” President Donald Trump said Wednesday, addressing Iran’s decision to launch ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq on Wednesday that housed U.S. and coalition forces.
“I am pleased to inform you, the American people should be extremely grateful and happy. No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties. All of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases,” he said during a speech at the White House.
“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. No American or Iraqi lives were lost, because of the precautions taken, the dispersal of forces, and an early warning system that worked very well,” the president said.
Trump addressed the leaders of Iran and its people, saying the United States “is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it.”
“To the people and leaders of Iran, we want you to have a future, and a great future – one that you deserve, one of prosperity at home, and harmony with the nations of the world. The United States is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it,” the president said.
Meanwhile, ahead of Trump’s remarks, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif announced on Twitter Tuesday that despite the missile attacks on military bases in Iraq, Iran does not “seek escalation or war” but will defend itself against aggression.
“Iran took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defense under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens & senior officials were launched. We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression,” he tweeted.