- US President Donald Trump has blamed the administration of his predecessor Barack Obama for the attack by Iran on US military bases in Iraq
- Trump said that the nuclear deal reached between Iran and other world powers, including the US during Obama's tenure, gave funds for the purchase of the missiles used in the attack
- The US president called on the world powers to break away from the deal which he described as defective
Hours after Iran fired ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military facilities that housed troops of the United States (US), President Donald Trump has made a series of official remarks about the incident.
In his official address on the matter, Trump said that no soldier died in the attack, although the Iranian authorities have claimed that at least 20 US officials were among the casualties, Daily Mail reports.
Added to this, the US president said that he has reasons to blame the administration of his predecessor, Barack Obama, for the attack.
He said that the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, US inclusive, afforded Tehran the funds with which it bought the missiles used in the attack.
Referring to the deal as 'very defective', Trump called on Britain, France, Germany, and Russia to break away from it.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Trump had delivered his official statement reacting to Iran's retaliatory attack on military bases housing the US' troops in Iraq.
The US president on Wednesday, January 8, confirmed that no Americans or Iraqis were harmed in the attack, adding that the bases had minimal damage.
Trump also said Iran "appeared to be standing down" just as he said that the US is ready to embrace.
He, however, vowed to impose new sanctions on Iran as a result of the retaliatory attack. He said the "powerful sanctions" will remain until Iran changes its behaviour.
"The United States will immediately impose additional punishing economic sanctions on the Iranian regime," Trump was quoted to have said.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng: Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!
Explained: 6 Reasons Why Donald Trump Might Be Impeached | Legit TV