in the vicinityVideoRep. Adam Kinzinger calls Iran a “weak country”
Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger weighs in on escalating tensions between the US and Iran.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Fox News said on Sunday that he has ordered would be military strikes against Iran in response to mine attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman in the last week, but added that President Trump was wrong to focus on the arrangement of this action so far.
“I think it must be clear, and I hope it is clear that Iran, in fact, so it is,” Kinzinger said on “America’s News HQ.” “That’s about the extent of what we accept. This is the sixth tanker you have are damaged, plus the fact that a quarter of American troops killed in Iraq killed by Iran, and there is a point where we have enough.”
Kinzinger, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Wisconsin Air National Guard, said a military response would be, “a little over-proportional” and would “take some of its [Iran’s] military infrastructure, the fast Boot infrastructure, the ability to your mine in this area, and perhaps the surface-to-air missile sites”.
IRAN TRIED to Shoot down U.S. DRONE ARRIVED ON THE SCENE, IN THE OIL-TANKER ATTACKS, OFFICIALS SAY
A senior U.S. official told Fox News this weekend that the Iranians fired on an American MQ9 Reaper drone, shortly after the aircraft arrived at the scene of the tanker explosion Thursday. Fox News has also learned that Iran-supported Houthi rebels in Yemen shot and killed a second U.S. drone in the last days.
THE EUROPEANS are SKEPTICAL of the White HOUSE CLAIMING that IRAN will ATTACK the BLAME FOR THE TANKER
Secretary of state Mike Pompeo told “Fox News Sunday” that there is “no doubt” were the explosions, the work of the Iranian armed forces.
Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on growing tensions with Iran
The Trump administration blames Tehran for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman; the inspection by Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on ” Fox News Sunday.’
“These attacks were of The Islamic Republic of Iran to the commercial shipping, freedom of navigation, with a clear intention to deny transit through the Strait [of Hormuz],” said Pompeo. “The intelligence community has a lot of data, to see a lot of evidence — the world to come. But the American people should rest assured we have a high confidence, with respect, the carried out the attacks, as well as a half-dozen other attacks around the world in the last 40 days.”
Iran has denied that involved in the attacks, and accused of America-the promotion of an “Iranophobic” campaign against him.
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Kinzinger described Iran as “a weak country that, due to the introduction of sanctions and the pull of the trump management] Iran nuclear deal, is now lashing out.
“Look, strong, self-confident countries do not attach mines to innocent ships, and this is what they do.”
Fox News’ Leland Vittert, Chris Wallace and The Associated Press contributed to this report.