In what was a highly anticipated press conference after Iran attacked a military installation serving US servicemen and Iraqis, US President Donald Trump unusually opened his presser.
Beginning with powerful words: “As long as I’m President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.”
While President Trump is known to formally begin his pressers with salutations, his body language revealed his commitment to the imminent war pitting the US against Iran.
This is after US killed Iran’s commander Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike that led to the escalation of tension between the two countries.
"As long as I’m President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon."
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— TIME (@TIME) January 8, 2020
Iran promised revenge, with its Parliament breathing fire over the death of Soleimani who President Trump referred to as a “world terrorist” who the world would be “a better place without him.”