5 key takeaways from Trump's first remarks after the Iran strikes

5 key takeaways from Trump's first remarks after the Iran strikes

- President Trump has declared that no American was killed in the attack by Iran

- The American president has however announced new sanctions against Iran

- Going further, he urged allies to pressure Iran on nuclear weapons

Following the attack on Iraq military bases housing US troops by Iran in retaliation to the killing of their top general, President Donald Trump has made it clear to the world that he is not seeking escalation of the crises.

The president who had earlier threatened to meet Iran's attack with a heavier one, made this known when he addressed people of America over the attack.

According to CNN, here are the key things we learned in his address.

Trump said no Americans were killed: Trump said, "No Americans were harmed in last night's attack by the Iranian regime."

He said Iran is standing down: "Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world," Trump said.

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The America president announced new sanctions: "The United States will immediately impose additional punishing economic sanctions on the Iranian regime," Trump said.

Trump called on allies to pressure Iran on nuclear weapons: "Iran must abandon its nuclear ambitions and end its support of terrorism," Trump said. "We must all work together toward making a deal with Iran that makes the world a safer and more peaceful place."

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Trump criticized the slain Iran general, Qasem Soleimani: Trump described his as "the world's top terrorist." He said Soleimani "was planning new attacks on American targets, but we stopped him."

Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Trump delivered an official statement reacting to Iran's retaliatory attack on military bases housing the United States' troops in Iraq.

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