Published: Sat, January 18, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Pentagon considering reinforcing missile defenses after Iranian strikes

Pentagon considering reinforcing missile defenses after Iranian strikes

On the ballistic missile strike in U.S. bases in Iraq, Khamenei said: "The fact that Iran has the power to give such a slap to a world power shows the hand of God". All 176 passengers on board, including nationals from Iran, Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom, were killed.

Captain Urban said the wounded troops were being taken to USA military locations in Germany and Kuwait to undergo a review, and that "if deemed suitable for the service, servants are expected to return to Iraq".

"You are too small to bring the Iranian nation to its knees", he said.

The air disaster triggered scattered protests in Tehran and other cities.

When they filed that complaint, the diplomats sought to distance themselves from the Trump administration's Iran strategy, issuing a statement saying, "Our three countries are not joining a campaign to implement maximum pressure against Iran". It came after Iran pounded two USA bases in Iraq with missiles in retaliation for the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani. "Or this million-strong crowd in the streets?"

He appeared to be referring to the reported tearing down of a portrait of the general by protesters in Tehran just days after hundreds of thousands of mourners turned out for his funeral.

Since then, the United States has imposed crippled sanctions on Iran, including its important oil and gas industry, and driven the country into an economic crisis that has sparked several waves of sporadic, leaderless protests.

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He additionally took a swipe at the business's owner and its billionaire Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg while doing so. There is a bit of irony in a personality by announcing on a social media platform that they are abandoning another.


Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne vowed Thursday to push Iran for answers about the tragedy.

Iran was included in a travel ban Trump launched early in his presidency aimed at stopping the export of what Washington calls state-sponsored terrorism.

Tensions between Iran and the United States have steadily escalated since Trump withdrew from the nuclear accord, which had imposed restrictions on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of global sanctions.

The plane tragedy "is a very serious red flag and signal to start working on de-escalation and not on constant threats and combat aviation flights in this region", Lavrov said on Friday.

The French government provided former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein with Super Étendard strike fighter aircraft, which were used to target Iranian oil tankers during the imposed of the 1980s, the Leader said. Since Trump's withdrawal, he has repeatedly said there can be no negotiations with the United States.

The recent military actions in Iran by Donald Trump and the consequences resulting thereof should again force us to ask the question as to what our involvement in the Middle East should be.

Tensions between Iran and the United States have increased steadily since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal with the world powers, which had imposed restrictions on its nuclear program in exchange for lifting global sanctions. At least 300 people died in a crackdown after those demonstrations, according to Amnesty International. But he allowed President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate, to conclude the agreement with President Barack Obama.

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