President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Iran appears to be “standing down” and no Americans or Iraqis were harmed in Iran’s missile strike on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.

Speaking from the White House, Trump seemed intent on deescalating the crisis, indicating that he would not retaliate militarily for the strikes. Instead, he said the U.S. would immediately put in place new economic sanctions “until Iran changes its behavior” after that country’s most brazen direct assault on America since the 1979 seizing of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

The attack came days after Trump authorized the targeted killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force. Iran had pledged to retaliate, bringing the two countries closer to the brink of war.

Trump credited an early warning system “that worked very well” for the fact that no Americans or Iraqis were killed. He added that Americans should be “extremely grateful and happy” with the outcome.

He reiterated his position that “Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon” and called for new nuclear negotiations to replace the 2015 nuclear deal from which he withdrew the U.S.

Trump also announced he would ask NATO to become “much more involved in the Middle East process.”



  1. This can’t be true in the current its Gog Umagog right now scenario. Natan with the near death experience specifically said Iran will launch small nukes at Tel-Aviv and Haifa. Also there was another near death experience posted before Natan’s on Youtube in which a different 15 year old also said Iran will launch a nuke at Israel (this video has recently been deleted).

    Another thing: it may be easier to see now that Barack Obama is Gog due to the nature of African American culture right now, ganging up on Israel one day.

  2. Bluff is only good until you’re called on it. Iran is pure bluff. Their so-called “Revolutionary guard” can murder civilians. Nothing more. The Arabs in Gaza would have mounted a more “impressive” response. In fact, the Gazans should take note of the shmegeges whose bidding they’re doing, and come to an arrangement with Israel. It should be clear they’ll go nowhere with Iran.