Trump says war with Iran “would not last very long”

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that if there was going to be war with Iran “it would not last very long.” In an interview with Fox Business Network, Trump said he does not think the Iranian leadership is “smart,” saying “I don’t think they have smart leadership at all. Look what’s happened to Iran, Iran’s going down the tubes.” Asked if the US is going to have a war with Iran, Trump responded “I hope we don’t but we’re in a very strong position if something should happen, we’re in a very strong position, it wouldn’t last very long I can tell you that. It would not last very long.” “I’m not talking boots on the ground, I’m not talking we’re going to send a million soldiers, I’m just saying if something would happen, wouldn’t last very long,” he added.

He reiterated “I’ve been very nice to them .. they shot down our drone, I decided not to kill a lot of Iranians, I like Iranians so much. And that plays into your decision too, I mean they’re human beings, they’re people. I didn’t want to kill 150 people when they shot down an unmanned drone. So I didn’t do that.” On Monday, Trump signed an Executive Order sanctioning Iran’s Supreme Leader’s Office and authorizing further sanctions on those associated with it.

Source: Kuwait News Agency