nearvideo trump the red line the moment? Sen. Tom cotton responds to President’s calling from retaliation against Iran
The President is a recalibration of its policy towards Iran after the call from US air attacks against the regime. Republican Sen. Tom cotton weighs in on what comes next.
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ariz., a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, said that the recent actions of Iran deserves an appropriate response, and warned that if the Islamic Republic did not go unnoticed, it only increases the country’s hostilities against the United States
This comes after President Trump decided against a possible American strike to Iran shot down the unmanned U.S. drone, the believe that of the 150 expected losses made against the measure were not “proportionate” to the loss of an unmanned aircraft.
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“Of course, I think that retaliation is justified, if we talk about foreign ships on the high seas. I think they were said a guarantee against an American unmanned aerial vehicles,” cotton on “Fox News Sunday,” which was believed to be both an attack on oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, carried out by Iran, as well as the drone.
Cotton warned that Iran will step up their actions, and if the officials are not the consequences, it will only get worse.
“What I see, Iran is constantly in the escalation chain it began with threats and then went on to attack ships and ports, went on the attack on the ships at sea, it is now an unmanned American aircraft are marching,” he said. “I’m afraid that, if Iran is not drawn fixed boundaries to their behaviour, we will see how an attack on a U.S. ship or a U.S. manned aircraft.”
Host Chris Wallace mentioned President Barack Obama by a red line against Syria in the past, and asked if President Trump’s failure to strike Iran, so far it is similar. Cotton distinguish between the two situations.
“First, the President Obama’s Syria policy was a disaster. Secondly, he to enforce in his own words and drew the red line, and then the third, he failed.”
“Here, President Trump and the policy on Iran work,” cotton said, noting that Iran will “freak out” feeling, due to the impact of the sanctions. He went on to note that, unlike Obama, Trump it didn’t get any red line “in his own language,” but has made it clear that the United States will not tolerate any attacks on American servicemembers or citizens, still take place.
“And he also said that the major sanctions will be tomorrow added to, the said only to increase the sanctions that they are now, this is a very positive result so far from the maximum pressure campaign,” cotton.
Wallace then asked whether the President’s decision to call off a strike will encourage you to act on Iran, on their nuclear ambitions. Cotton said that Trump the decision to keep military options should encourage the European Nato-States to join the U.S. for stronger sanctions against Iran.
To enrich the “about the Iranian threats of uranium to levels beyond what was allowed in the nuclear deal … this is really a question for the Europeans, cotton said. “I would say the European leaders in view of the fact that the President in the restraint exercised in this last week, you should view, to double an opening with the United States on the sanctions if Iran bypasses the limits of this enrichment.”
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Trump, in the meantime, make sure that a nuclear Iran will not become a reality, he said.
“Only as an attack on an American ship, or damage for American servicemembers or citizens in the region, the President was also very clear that he will not allow to approach Iran to [create] a nuclear weapon.”