Trump warns Iran is “hard” to defeat, if a military conflict broke out

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President Trump and Minister of Finance, Steve Mnuchin announce the ‘highest level of sanctions” on the Iranian Central Bank and the National Development Fund of Iran in response to attacks on Saudi oil facilities.

President Trump on Friday said he believes the sanctions are working against Iran, but indicated that he would not hesitate to take military action if necessary, saying it would be a “very severe form of winning” for the United States.

“We are by far the strongest military in the world,” said the President on Friday afternoon at a joint press conference in the White house with the visiting Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison. “In Iran would be a very easy decision.”


Earlier in the day, Trump the United States slapping sanctions against Iran, the national bank announced, after the administration blames Tehran for a last attack on Saudi oil facilities.

“I think the sanctions,” said the President on Friday afternoon, but added that military action “would work”.

“But that said, a very severe form of winning” Trump. “But we would win. No one can beat us militarily. No one can even come close.”

Trump on Wednesday Finance Minister Steven Mnuchin ordered to “significantly increase sanctions” on Iran. On Friday, Mnuchin Stand by the President, and said that the sanctions mean that the US cut now to you from all sources of financing in Iran.

“Iran is a large country, could be a rich country, but they choose to go another way,” the President said during the press conference. “There will come a point where you will be very sad for the choice.”

Still, Trump indicated he wants to see war.


“I think I’m with great reluctance,” he said. “Most people thought I would go in within two seconds. But a lot of time, a lot of time.”

On Friday, the sanctions are the latest in a series of measures, the screws and stop Tehran’s sponsorship of terrorism in the region.

The Trump administration pulled the United States out of the 2015-Iran nuclear deal last year, and was again waves of sanctions imposed since then. The latest sanctions come after the last weekend, the bomb attack on the Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities to attack, the Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo described as “an act of war.”


To bubble the tensions likely to be next week at the U. N. General Assembly, both U.S. and Iranian leaders, including trump, will be present. Trump said he should prefer to restrained to the question of military action against Iran and would it be that the Land reform and subsequently successful on his own.

But he added: “Iran knows, if you behave badly, you are on borrowed time.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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