Trump Puts Iran On Notice, Calls Obama's Nuclear Deal A Horror Show [Video]
President Trump let Iran know on live T.V that he could send troops to the Middle East as soon as 'tomorrow' if he needed to. Iran has been furious since Trump rolled back Obama's disgusting nuclear deal with the country.
Iran's top military official issued this warning:
“The enemies should know that the Iranian military will not waste even a single moment monitoring the enemies' schemes and adventurism,” said Chief of Staff to the Iranian Armed Forces Maj. Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri in a statement Thursday, according to Iran’s state-run news service.
“Our hands are on the trigger and we are firmly prepared to annihilate any aggressor and greedy eyes against the Islamic Iran,” he said.
"I would certainly send troops if we need them," Trump said. "Iran has been a very dangerous player, a very bad player, they're a nation of terror. And we won't put up with it."
Trump also said that he did not think the United States would have to send troops to the Middle East. He criticized former President Barack Obama's signature Iran nuclear deal as a "horror show," which made America's relationship with the oppressive state even more difficult.
"It's a terrible deal," Trump said. "The minute I collapsed that deal and terminated it, Iran went in a very bad direction. They're now suffering massive problems financially. They have inflation that is about the highest in the world."
Trump told the media that he was meeting today before discussing further how to deal with Iran, saying that the country has been "in very bad shape" since he took office in 2017.
"I've been to many different meetings where every single problem caused in the Middle East and maybe beyond … was caused by Iran," Trump said. "They were behind every single—we had 14 different attacks at one point. They were behind every attack. So we'll see what happens with Iran. No, I don't think we need it, but if we need it, we'll be there in whatever number we need."
USA Today noted that the Pentagon will further beef up its military assets in the Persian Gulf to counter what U.S. officials have called "credible" threats from Iran, President Donald Trump said Friday.
Trump said he planned to send about 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East. A U.S. official said earlier Friday that up to 3,000 troops had been under consideration.
Speaking to reporters as he departed the White House for a weekend trip to Japan, the president described the troops as performing mostly defensive duties. A U.S. official said most of the troops will be involved in intelligence gathering and manning missile batteries.
“We’re going to be sending a relatively small number of troops – mostly protective,” Trump said.