President Trump Delivers a Statement on Iran – Video and Transcript…

This afternoon President Trump delivered a statement on Iran outlining the successful preemptive strike against Iranian terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani.

…“We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war.”…

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[Rough Transcript] Thank you very much, and good afternoon.

As president my highest and most solemn duty is the defense of our nation and its citizens. Last night, at my direction, the United States military successfully executed a flawless precision strike that killed the number one terrorist anywhere in the world, Qassem Soleimani.

Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and terminated him.

Under my leadership America’s policy is unambiguous to terrorists who harm or intend to harm any American. We will find you. We will eliminate you. We will always protect our diplomats, service members, all Americans and our allies.

For years the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its ruthless Quds Force under Soleimani’s leadership has targeted, injured and murdered hundreds of American civilians and servicemen.

The recent attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq, including rocket strikes that killed an American and injured four American servicemen very badly, as well as a violent assault on our embassy in Baghdad, were carried out at the direction of Soleimani.

Soleimani made the death of innocent people his sick passion, contributing to terrorist plots as far away as New Delhi and London. Today we remember and honor the victims of Soleimani’s many atrocities and we take comfort in knowing that his reign of terror is over. Soleimani has been perpetrating acts of terror to destabilize the Middle East for the last 20 years.

What the United States did yesterday should have been done long ago. A lot of lives would have been saved. Just recently Soleimani led the brutal repression of protesters in Iran, where more than 1,000 innocent civilians were tortured and killed by their own government.

We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war. I have deep respect for the Iranian people. They are a remarkable people with an incredible heritage and unlimited potential.

We do not seek regime change. However, the Iranian regime’s aggression in the region, including the use of proxy fighters to destabilize its neighbors, must end and it must end now. The future belongs to the people of Iran, those who seek peaceful co-existence and cooperation, not the terrorist warlords who plunder their nation to finance bloodshed abroad.

The United States has the best military by far anywhere in the world. We have the best intelligence in the world. If Americans anywhere are threatened, we have all of those targets already fully identified, and I am ready and prepared to take whatever action is necessary. And that in particular refers to Iran.

Under my leadership we have destroyed the ISIS territorial caliphate, and recently American special operations forces killed the terrorist leader known as al-Baghdadi. The world is a safer place without these monsters.

America will always pursue the interests of good people, great people, great souls, while seeking peace, harmony and friendship with all of the nations of the world.

Thank you, God bless you. God bless our great military, and God bless the United States of America.

Thank you very much. Thank you.

 

 

 

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198 Responses to President Trump Delivers a Statement on Iran – Video and Transcript…

  1. Rock Knutne says:

    Now that’s how President Trump plays ‘hide the Soleimani‘!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sean Supsky says:

    No apologies, just explaining what happened, and pushing Iran to free itself from its’ evil regime

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Patience says:

    “They are trying to replace religion with socialism.” ~President Trump

    Liked by 6 people

  4. Rj says:

    To those who brought us this website and write for it and the many smart visitors who comment here, Thank you. After paying attention to politics for about 40yrs I have always in the back of my mind suspected what we are now seeing in our corrupt politicians, not just one party either but it amazes me how the Democrat party has morphed into a party that truly hates everything about this country and they should be removed and dealt with harshly for the oath they all take and break as soon as they are sworn into office. 44 was an enemy from day one while helping terrorists and inviting them to the WH. 45 was recruited for a reason and we are seeing it everyday if one’s eyes are open.

    Liked by 16 people

    • The Devilbat says:

      The democratic party was taken over by communists starting in the 1960’s where candidates for office were funded by the Soviet union. The takeover started in Hawaii before the communists ran many of their fellow travelers in California, New York and Illinois. Today the entire democratic party is under full communist control.

      Do a web search on “Links to communism by US politicians” and you will see exactly what I mean. There are now also a number of communist infiltrators in the republican party.

      Canada has already fallen. The communists have altered the demographics beyond where it was needed in order to control the country by importing hundreds of thousands of muslims.

      Sweden has already fallen as has Germany and France. The UK has become Sharia compliant and whole towns there are now inhabited only by muslims.

      We are today in the midst of a worldwide communist takeover and most Americans as well as the people from other targeted countries (due to their dumbed down education by communist run education systems) are too damned dumb to either see or even understand what is happening. I am glad that I am old. Hopefully I will not live to see the living Hell that I believe is to come.

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    • California Joe says:

      Exactly! For years during multiple administrations including Bush and Reagan I would scratch my head over the rampant illegal immigration and efforts by Democrats, Republicans and Corporate America to turn the United States into a third world country. Now I know why!

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  5. snellvillebob says:

    From a Fake News propagantist: Right action. Wrong leader.

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    • dreamguardian007 says:

      “From a Fake News propagantist: Right action. Wrong leader.”

      As inane as another from one of them: “Trump has no plan.” VSG President Trump and our team executed a flawless, precision strike with no collateral damage. But he had no plan.

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  6. Ackman419 says:

    There is a pic out there in the webs, of a big camo chinook picking the Kaaba right out of Mecca.
    I’m gonna find it and figure out how to post it

    Liked by 2 people

  7. konradwp1 says:

    I and others have joked in comments that it was a pity John Kerry was not in that motorcade.

    But effectively he was.

    Which anti-American leader or State sponsor of terrorism will want secret meetings with John Kerry now? Who wants to be next on the list? This is a massive blow to John Kerry and Burakq Hussain’s #resistance.

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  8. Ackman419 says:

    Konrad, you are on point.
    That dude went splat, a day after he was running his mouth.
    As an international terrorist, you don’t do that when PDJT is in charge.

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  9. nimrodman says:

    “… killed the terrorist leader known as al-Baghdadi …”

    Recall lthat al-Baghdadi was who that gay Muslim Orlando night club mass shooter dedicated his attack to on the phone with a 911 operator

    … by name
    … explicitly

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  10. paulmafinga says:

    Seems like the Iranians threw a “hail mary” to set up another Iranian hostage crisis, like they did with “one term” President Jimmy Carter. It was a non-starter with air superiority and half the Iraq govt friendly to the USA. I wonder who came up with the idea — Salami, Russia, China, or the Biden campaign?

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      I’d guess the Obama cabal (Rice, Powers, Kerry et al) seeing as how one of the embassy stormers was photographed with Obama in the WH in 2012. Take your pick on foreign entities working with the cabal.

      Liked by 5 people

  11. Mark W says:

    Chuck Schumer ” If Trump pulls troops out of Syria he will Start WW3″ today “If Trump attacks Hezbollah he will start ww3
    https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/chuck-schumer-if-trump-pulls-troops-out-of-syria-he-will-start-ww3-today-if-trump-attacks-hezbollah-he-will-start-ww3/

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  12. kurtmandoo says:

    Like President Trump told Iran a few days ago,…”Happy New Year”

    Liked by 3 people

  13. A2 says:

    More precision strikes. Cutting off the hydra’s many heads.

    Reuters reports: “Airstrikes targeting Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces umbrella grouping of Iran-backed Shi’ite militias near camp Taji north of Baghdad have killed six people and critically wounded three, an Iraqi army source said late on Friday.

    Two of the three vehicles making up a militia convoy were found burned, the source said, as well as six burned corpses. The strikes took place at 1.12am local time, he said.”

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  14. snellvillebob says:

    Qasem Soleimani did not commit suicide.
    President Trump killed him.
    Good job.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Johnny says:

      The President of the United States Donald J Trump exterminated a terrorist that had commented about killing and actually was responsible for killing hundreds of Americans.

      No he did not murder or assinate the muslim slime, he removed an imminent threat to American lives.

      Actually Obama was guilty of killing an American teenager with a drone.

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      • gigi says:

        Obama is guilty of killing a lot of people. Folks who “pal around” with terrorists-domestic and foreign tend to do that. “Leaders” who implement communism/socialism or what ever demonic “-ism” suits one’s fancy, kill a lot of people-eventually. Everything-literally every thing is rationed, and people die waiting.

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  15. MVW says:

    Our president DJT in clear terms laid out the simple and limited objective of protecting Americans from an imminent threat from a terrorist leader. This is not the explanation of a Neocon. There is no war being pursued by our POTUS.
    Good.

    Liked by 4 people

  16. spoogels says:

    Flashback: Israel Wanted to Kill Al-Quds Leader Soleimani But Obama Tipped Off Iran

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/flashback-israel-wanted-to-kill-al-quds-leader-soleimani-but-obama-tipped-off-iran/

    More proof Obama is a traitor
    Obama is in Iran’s pocket and is maybe an Iranian sleeper with Jarrett as his handler
    —-

    Look at who he hung out with–Trita Parsi,and those Iranian guys who visited the White House
    Rashid Khalidi of the PLO ( I have lots about this on my cuter), that Iranian Princeton professor -a visiting research scholar SINCE 2009

    Mousavian was Iran’s Ambassador to Germany from 1990 to 1997.

    4 Iranian dissidents -KURDS- were murdered at Berlin’s Mykonos restaurant in 1992, and 5 years later a German court concluded that Iran’s Special Affairs Committee had ordered the murders, and that the supreme leader, president, foreign minister and intelligence minister of Iran were all active members of that committee. The court found an Iranian intelligence officer and 3 Lebanese men guilty and issued an arrest warrant for Iran’s intelligence minister.

    Also, Germany expelled four Iranian diplomats and asked that Mousavian be recalled to Iran; he did return to Tehran shortly thereafter

    Mousavian visited with White House National Security Council official Robert Malley, (father was a full blown Commie born in Egypt
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Malley)

    who advised Obama about the Middle East and the Islamic State terror group.
    Malley was at Harvard with Obama

    https://freebeacon.com/national-security/former-iranian-official-pro-tehran-lobbyist-hosted-obama-white-house-dozens-times/
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    Mousavian the Princeton Academic is associated with Iranian regime terrorism

    https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Antisemitism/Iranian-Americans-Investigate-Princeton-prof-for-crimes-against-humanity-612951

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    and the 2 who visited the WH were arrested and taken into custody

    SORRY BARACK: US Arrests Hadi al-Ameri — The Badr Corps Chief and Terror Leader Who Met with Obama in the White House

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  17. Deborah Fehr says:

    Why is it whenever Obama bombed somewhere, I heard he even went into the war room and hit targets himself with drones, and it was celebrated. The Dems love war. Now PDT is trying to avoid war and they are complaining, then when he does strike, they complain again. He is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. Its so disheartening, and really quite exhausting actually, to watch this play out. Not a single news source except FOX will report favorably on him, even if he burped, they’d find a way to discredit him. its just so sad to watch day in and out. I hope he wipes out the Dems in the 2020 election and fires them all.

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  18. spoogels says:

    REVEALED: Former al-Quds Leader Soleimani Planned and Financed Terrorist Attack on US Benghazi Consulate — Resulting in 4 Dead Americans

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/revealed-former-al-quds-leader-soleimani-planned-and-financed-terrorist-attack-on-us-benghazi-consulate-resulting-in-4-dead-americans/

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  19. spoogels says:

    So far Trump has gotten the Democrats and the media (repetitive) to:

    Defend terrorism
    Defend pedophiles
    Defend rapists
    Defend blackface
    Defend mass murderers
    And
    Openly hate dogs.

    HE’S A FRICKING GENIUS!

    Very stable, too.
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  20. Rynn69 says:

    Best President in decades. The best.

    Like

  21. ms doodlebug says:

    Just wondering how the suspicions and criticisms of Pompeo fit in with these events now that President Trump has spoken. ???

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