Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Trump says Obama gave Iran the money that funded its missile attacks on US bases

In his first press statements following Iran’s missile attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq, President Donald Trump said his predecessor, President Barack Obama, is to blame for giving Iran the money it used to purchase its weapons.
Trump said money the U.S. paid to Iran in 2015 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, was used by Iran to sponsor terrorism throughout the Middle East. He said Iran also used that money to acquire the weapons used in Tuesday’s missile attack.
Trump’s remarks were part of his address following the attack. His comments about the Iran deal and suggestion it enabled Tuesday’s missile attack begins around the five minute mark:

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