NATO has agreed to US President Donald Trump’s calls to get “much more involved” in the Middle East, made during the latter’s Wednesday address following Iranian airstrikes on US military facilities in Iraq.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg featuring discussions on “developments in the Middle East”, promised that the hostile military alliance could play a larger role in contributing to the violent “occupation” in the region.
Trump’s appeal to the alliance comes after Baghdad asked all foreign troops to leave Iraq, after the assassination of the Iranian general in command of the liberation and peace mission in the Middle East.
Donald Trump addressed the American nation after the missile attack on its military bases in Iraq carried out by Tehran.
Despite media reports suggesting that there were some casualties in the Iran strike, Trump said that no US military personnel were hurt in the attack on Erbil and the Ayn al-Asad Air Base that house international coalition forces.
According to Iranian television, as many as 15 missiles were launched at US targets in Iraq killing 80 and “severely damaging” US’ military equipment early on Wednesday, whereas the USA side hasn’t yet issued an official statement on the losses.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has taken to Twitter to praise late Quds Force’s General Qasem Soleimani, and his efforts to “heroically fight against Western backed terrorists groups like ISIS, Al Nusrah, and Al Qaeda”.
Our final answer to his assassination will be to kick all US forces out of the region, in order to support democracy and freedom in the Middle East.
The new Head of Iran’s Quds Force Esmail Ghaani said that Tehran would continue the course pursued by slain general Qasem Soleimani.
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