Israeli Prime Minister Praises Trump for Acting ‘Decisively’ in Authorizing Strike on Soleimani

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised President Donald Trump for acting “swiftly” and “decisively” in his decision to authorize the strike on the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, Qasim Soleimani.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Netanyahu said the United States has the right to self-defense, adding that Soleimani was planning future attacks.

“Just as Israel has the right to self-defense, the United States has the same right. Qasim Soleimani is responsible for the death of American citizens and many other innocent people. He was planning more such attacks. President Trump deserves all the credit for acting swiftly, forcefully, and decisively.”

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Netanyahu continued to say that Israel supports the United States in its “just struggle towards peace, security, and self-defense.”

While Netanyahu voiced his support, leaders of the international community expressed their concern that the situation could escalate into a larger conflict.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged world leaders to “exercise maximum restraint.” His spokesperson said:

“This is a moment in which leaders must exercise maximum restraint. The world cannot afford another war in the Gulf.”

Several other world leaders also said the strike on Soleimani makes the world more dangerous.

In an interview, the French deputy minister for foreign affairs, Amelie de Montchalin, said, “We are waking up in a more dangerous world” and warned that military escalation is “always dangerous.”

In an interview with CNN, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Americans in the region are safer and added that Soleimani was planning attacks “that would have put dozens if not hundreds of American lives at risk.”

Although Pompeo said the death of Soleimani makes the world safer, the State Department urged Americans to leave Iraq “immediately” and to stay away from the embassy compound in Baghdad.

Responses

  1. Phyllis: Have you ever heard of the phrase “better safe than sorry”? Did you know that an embassy is considered part of the country it represents and so their attack of the embassy was an act of war in itself – like the one in 1979 was.
    Didn’t the media say WWIII would start because Trump used “Rocketman” in a tweet? The Democrats seem to care more about a terrorist than they do for their own people. We know Hollywood is full of nitwits but in D.C. you’d think they would side with the president (even if they hate him) then a terrorist that has murdered hundreds of Americans and caused the death of hundreds more.
    By the way Schiff, the president doesn’t have to tell you anything – it is called executive power

    1. Kill all the innocent babies you like, but don’t hurt one greasy hair of a terrorist butcher.

  2. Obutticus was only interested in being the “chairman” and did the communist party proud.

  3. So, the next time Trump issues a warning not to harm Americans they might listen

    1. They’re not that smart. Maybe they’re expecting a few more pallets of money compliments of the American taxpayer. I suggest they wish in one hand and crap in the other and see which one gets filled first.

  4. With Soleimani gone there will be another in his place. Rest assured Trump will handle what needs to be done. I trust him and feel he is a much
    better commander in chief than Obama!

    1. The clear difference between Trump and Muslim Marxist Barry is that Trump LOVES America and Americans whereas Barry HATES America, its’people, the military and everything else it stands for. Barry’s Worldwide Apology Tours (for America’s Greatness) is proof of that.

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