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Washington - Trump Says He Hopes U.S. Not Going To War With Iran

Published on: May 16, 2019 01:27 PM
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U.S. President Donald Trump awaits the arrival of Swiss Federal President Ueli Maurer at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaU.S. President Donald Trump awaits the arrival of Swiss Federal President Ueli Maurer at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he hoped the United States was not heading to war with Iran as he prepared to meet with Switzerland President Ueli Maurer, whose nation has served as a diplomatic conduit between the two countries.

Asked if Washington was going to war with Tehran, Trump told reporters he “hope not” as he greeted Maurer at the White House.

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Tensions have escalated in recent days with increasing concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict. Earlier this week the United States pulled some diplomatic staff from its embassy in Baghdad following weekend attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf.

Switzerland, a neutral country, has historically been a liaison between the United States and Iran which have no diplomatic relations.

The Washington Post, citing unnamed U.S. officials, reported late Wednesday that Trump preferred a diplomatic route with Iran and direct talks with its leaders but worried that some of his advisers were pushing war.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday welcomed what she called Trump’s lack of “appetite” for military conflict with Tehran.



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 May 16, 2019 at 01:56 PM Anonymous Says:

Unbalanced trump revised his 'record' on the Iraq war, then attacked Geoge W for it, then attacked Obama and Hillary for killing tyrant Khaddafi and continung the Iraq & Afghan wars. So we're still in Iraq and Afg, are involved with the Saudis in Yemen and he's been yelling for Regime Change in Iran. He'll start a WAR in Iran once his taxes are made public or impeachment starts. No reason for war except to distract.

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 May 16, 2019 at 02:42 PM HeshyEmes Says:

Typical! How stupid the Demo-Liberals are! If G-d forbid they were ever in power, they would publicly announce that they are NOT going to war with Iran; and encourage Iran to do as they please; knowing that the US was too cowed to check Iran's terrorism. Even Obama was not THAT stupid; unfortunately he was caught bluffing (when he famously drew his line in the sand with Syria using poison gas again and again) and Putin and Iran walked all over him and the US interests..

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 May 16, 2019 at 04:33 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Unbalanced trump revised his 'record' on the Iraq war, then attacked Geoge W for it, then attacked Obama and Hillary for killing tyrant Khaddafi and continung the Iraq & Afghan wars. So we're still in Iraq and Afg, are involved with the Saudis in Yemen and he's been yelling for Regime Change in Iran. He'll start a WAR in Iran once his taxes are made public or impeachment starts. No reason for war except to distract.

Re the Iraq war from fact check .com

"We don’t know if Trump still felt the same way in March of 2003. We do, however, know two things after having reviewed multiple news archival services in search of Trump’s position on the war:"

Trump expressed concerns about the cost of the war soon after it started. If Trump did support the war, he turned on it quickly.

By 2004, Trump’s opposition to the war was well documented.

So silly argument to say he supported the war bec he hesitiantley said yes 6 months before. That's fake news on your part but no surprise.

We defeated ISIS and have very little involvement in Iraq or syria.

We have no troops in yemen. Trump's objection is when it costs us mnoey or lives.

No reason for war except to distract.
Stupidty. Reason to start a war with Iran is bec they are building nukes and threatening our greatest ally israel. As a frum jew that should bother you.

No reason to distract impeachment. They ain't impeaching him bec they know they will lose. Its over buddy. No collusion delusion.

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 May 16, 2019 at 07:36 PM Frumsanity Says:

How can a frum yid think like anonymous #1 we should thank hashem that trump is following a policy that defends the yidden and is tough on our arch enemy iran in the meantime mr anonymous should deal with his mental disorder

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 May 17, 2019 at 07:26 AM adar29 Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Unbalanced trump revised his 'record' on the Iraq war, then attacked Geoge W for it, then attacked Obama and Hillary for killing tyrant Khaddafi and continung the Iraq & Afghan wars. So we're still in Iraq and Afg, are involved with the Saudis in Yemen and he's been yelling for Regime Change in Iran. He'll start a WAR in Iran once his taxes are made public or impeachment starts. No reason for war except to distract.

Impeachment calls just atteston how stupid people ergo makes such calls are. Impeachment will never pass the GOP controlled Senate.

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 May 17, 2019 at 07:31 AM adar29 Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

Re the Iraq war from fact check .com

"We don’t know if Trump still felt the same way in March of 2003. We do, however, know two things after having reviewed multiple news archival services in search of Trump’s position on the war:"

Trump expressed concerns about the cost of the war soon after it started. If Trump did support the war, he turned on it quickly.

By 2004, Trump’s opposition to the war was well documented.

So silly argument to say he supported the war bec he hesitiantley said yes 6 months before. That's fake news on your part but no surprise.

We defeated ISIS and have very little involvement in Iraq or syria.

We have no troops in yemen. Trump's objection is when it costs us mnoey or lives.

No reason for war except to distract.
Stupidty. Reason to start a war with Iran is bec they are building nukes and threatening our greatest ally israel. As a frum jew that should bother you.

No reason to distract impeachment. They ain't impeaching him bec they know they will lose. Its over buddy. No collusion delusion.

Not only Israel. Iranians have now military bases in Venezuela and the ballistic missile silos had been built already in the south American country. They just need to strap thenuclear war heads to them and that's it. But of course it missy not be truth because ilhan Omar said different.

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