The US and Japanese prime minister Donald trump’s overnight comments came amid concerns that the US was on the brink of a possible war with Iran. Mr Trump has softened his rhetoric on Iran, and it is time to stretch out the olive branch. Mr Trump’s suggestion that Iran was “backing down” and other common words that Iran was “embracing peace” prompted a collective sigh of relief in financial markets, with Mr King suffering a sharp drop overnight. The US Congress will hold a vote on Thursday to try to force President Donald Trump to take limited military action.
On January 3, a U.S. drone strike over Baghdad’s international airport killed Suleiman Suleiman, commander of Iran’s Quds force under the Islamic revolutionary guard corps. In return, dozens of bullets were fired from two bases of the Islamic revolutionary guard corps (irgc), which houses American troops.
On January 7th Iran’s parliament approved a bill called harsh revenge, which would smooth the way for retaliation for America. It refers to the amendments approved on April 23, 2019, when three emergency measures designated the U.S. central command as an organization in retaliation for the U.S. designation of Iran’s Islamic revolutionary guard corps as a terrorist organization.
On the morning of January 8, local time, U.S. troops stationed in the alphabet “Assad airbase,” taedaibo bomb attack and flying. In western Iraq, it is a base for U.S. and coalition forces. Iran’s Islamic revolutionary guard corps (irgc) has issued a statement saying it attacked a US military base this season in revenge for the death of the Soviet Union in a US airstrike on the Lyman nun.
Iran has recommended two military bases in the United States to fire missile rounds, the US and Japanese prime minister Donald Trump said in a tweet after the attack on the Italian missile base. Current standing participants assess wound death and the loss of members. “So far as it is, so good! We have the largest, finest army in the world!”
US and Japanese prime minister Donald Trump delivered a televised address to the American people on Wednesday morning. Mr. Trump’s speech lasted about 10 minutes, without any of the nine causeway questions. Trump spoke at the White House accompanied by deputy Japanese cabinet minister mike pence, secretary of state Mike Miller, chairman of the joint chiefs of defense Mike Pompeo and other top officials.
Mr. Trump toned down his hints that he would not use force against Iran
In his speech, Mr. Trump said that no us military personnel had been injured in the January 8 Iranian missile attack on an Iraqi base and that the base itself had suffered “minimal” damage.
“We have no casualties,” he said. All our soldiers are safe and our military bases have suffered only minor damage.” Mr. Trump said this was due to precautionary measures taken to “decentralize forces” and improve early warning systems.
This is a very important message. Previous analyses have generally assumed that the number of U.S. casualties from an Iranian missile attack would be a key indicator. If there are no casualties, there may be some “tacit understanding” between the two sides, and if there are heavy casualties, the US side is bound to retaliate strongly.
The United States and Iran have disputed the number of American casualties from the Iranian attack.
Iranian media had reported that the missile attack had killed “80 US personnel” and wounded “more than 200 others”. “Preliminary estimates indicate that there were heavy casualties on the American side,” Fars news agency quoted an Iranian revolutionary guard source as saying.
But the US media received information from the pentagon that there were zero casualties due to the early warning. Iraq and Britain also said no casualties were reported. CNN quoted a US official as saying there were no immediate reports of US casualties and the impact was still being assessed.
Mr Trump said Iran appeared to be easing the situation less than a day after it attacked a us military base in Iraq. Mr Trump said the us military was “prepared” for any scenario, but for now “Iran seems to be winding down”.
“It’s good for everyone involved and it’s very good for the world,” Trump said.
Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said on Twitter on Wednesday that his country had defended itself accordingly. “we do not seek an escalation of the war, but we will defend ourselves against any aggression,” he said.
The BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen says it now appears that Iran wants to bring this phase of the counter-offensive to a close after a massive display of national anger. The word “done” was chosen carefully, suggesting an end to Iran’s riposte.
Mr. Trump announced that the US would impose “strong new economic sanctions” on Iran in light of the attacks on US military bases. “These strong sanctions will remain in place until Iran changes,” he said. In recent months alone, Iran has seized ships in international waters, launched unprovoked attacks on Saudi Arabia and shot down two U.S. drones.”
However, Mr. Trump said the US was open to talks with Iran. “We must work together to reach a deal with Iran that will make the world a safer and more peaceful place,” Trump said. He urged other world powers to break away from the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal and reach a new one.
Mr. Trump also called on the Iranian leader, saying “we want you to have a future, a great future”.
“Finally, let me say to the Iranian people and to Iran’s leaders, we wish you a bright and great future, and you deserve it. A future of harmony at home and harmony with the rest of the world.”
Mr. Trump said the United States has a strong military and military, but that does not necessarily mean the use of force, the United States does not want to use force. American power, whether military or economic, is the best deterrent.
Trump concluded by saying the United States is ready to embrace peace with all nations that seek it.
A CNN analysis said trump delivered an important message to Iran at the end of his speech. Mr. Trump’s comments on an Iranian attack suggest the US may not take military action against Iran in response to a missile attack.
Washington (Reuters) – The United States wants to ease tensions with Iran but is ready to fight a war, U.S. defense secretary David esper said Tuesday.
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Thursday to limit military action in Iraq
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that the house will vote on a resolution on Thursday that would limit President Donald trump’s authority to take military action against Iran.
Pelosi said members of congress have serious and urgent concerns about the administration’s decision to take hostile action against Iran and the lack of a strategy to move forward.
“In keeping with our responsibility to keep Americans safe, the house of representatives will consider a resolution on war powers to limit the President’s military action against Iran,” she said. The resolution will go before the house of representatives on January 9.”
Under the resolution, the U.S. government’s military hostilities against Iran must end within 30 days unless approved by congress.
House members said Wednesday that they were still working to resolve the issue to ensure the resolution had a “privileged” status in the senate, which would require the Senate to act as well.
House Democrats are still deciding when to move forward with a vote on the war powers act, according to media reports.
In 1973, congress passed the war powers act, under which the President must notify Congress within 48 hours of military action.
Gold to fall?
Analysts said Mr. Trump’s comments eased fears of a full-blown conflict between the US and Iran, further cooled risk aversion and sent gold prices sharply lower.
Spot gold closed down after Wednesday’s huge shock, with gold prices the US falling sharply and briefly approaching the $1,550 per ounce mark. Gold surged to $1, 600 an ounce in early Asian trading on Wednesday, peaking at $1, 611.20 an ounce.
Safe-haven gold was hit. Spot gold hit an intraday low of $1,551.87 an ounce before settling at $1,556.20.
FXStreet analyst Ross Burland wrote that the U.S. does not want war with Iran, and markets can now breathe a sigh of relief and get back to normal. As a result, risk sentiment is expected to rebound for the foreseeable future.
Gold has fallen sharply, briefly below $1,556.70 an ounce, and needs to be cautious about upcoming deals, Economies.com said in an article on Thursday.
Gold ended Wednesday below $1,556.70 an ounce, which will put more negative pressure on gold and push it toward the main bullish support line (around $1,488.00 an ounce) before attempting a rebound, the article said.
Economies.com said that if gold rallied to consolidate above $1,556.70 an ounce, this would push gold back into bullish territory with a target of $1,617.00 an ounce.