Originally published at: TRUMP ON SOLEIMANI: ‘They Were Looking to Blow Up Our Embassy,’ So We ‘Took Him Out’ | Sean Hannity
President Trump praised the US military strike that killed Iranian General Soleimani from the White House Thursday; saying “we took a shot” after the terror leader was looking to “blow up our embassy.”
“We caught a total monster and we took him out. That should have happened a long time ago. We did it because they were looking to blow up our Embassy, we also did it for other reasons,” the President told reporters at the White House.
“We had a shot at him, and I took it, and that shot was pin-point accurate, and that was the end of a monster,” he added.
Trump on why he ordered a drone attack that killed Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani:
"They were looking to blow up our embassy" pic.twitter.com/TtvZ1wcdJx
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 9, 2020
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Original Story: January 3, 2020
The United States launched an airstrike Thursday evening that resulted in the death of an Iranian general and other military officials at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq, according to Fox News.
“The Pentagon confirmed Thursday evening that Trump had ordered the attack that killed Soleimani and other military officials at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. Iran’s top ‘shadow commander’ was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more, the State Department said,” reports Fox.
“I think the Iranian leadership understands President Trump will take action. … We made very clear that these responses would be swift and decisive. We have now demonstrated that. I hope the Iranian leadership will see that and see American resolve and that their decision will be to de-escalate and take actions consistent with what normal nations do. In the event that they do not and they go in the other direction, I know that President Trump and the entire United States government is prepared to respond appropriately,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“He’s got hundreds of American lives and blood on his hands. What was sitting before us was his travels throughout the region, his efforts to make a significant strike against Americans. There would have been many Muslims killed as well, Iraqis and people in other countries. It was a strike that was aimed at disrupting that plot, disrupting further aggression and we hope, setting the conditions for de-escalation as well,” he added.
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Source: Fox News