By Breitbart. . .[Mike] Pompeo said, “President Trump had sent President Abe to take a message of his to the leadership in Iran. You have to remember, these are messages for the leadership. I think the Iranian people are being misserved by that leadership, but yes, we’re engaged in — we have been engaged in many messages, even this moment right here, communicating to Iran that we are there to deter aggression. President Trump does not want war. And we will continue to communicate that message while doing the things that are necessary to protect American interests in the region.” (Read more from “Mike Pompeo: Trump Does Not Want War with Iran” HERE)
Trump: Alleged Iranian Oil Tanker Attacks ‘Very Minor’
By USA Today. In an interview posted this week, President Donald Trump contradicted his top advisers on the threat posed by Iran, saying recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman were “very minor.”
“So far, it’s been very minor,” Trump told TIME, discussing two attacks on oil tankers that he and other administration officials have blamed on Iran. The regime has denied responsibility for the attacks.
Just last week, Trump had told Fox and Friends that, “We don’t take it lightly, that I can tell you,” in reference to the alleged attacks
When asked if he was currently considering military action against Iran, Trump replied, “I wouldn’t say that. I can’t say that at all.”
“I would certainly go over nuclear weapons,” Trump said when asked what would prompt him to go to war against Iran, “and I would keep the other a question mark.” (Read more from “Trump: Alleged Iranian Oil Tanker Attacks ‘Very Minor'” HERE)