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Trump: Most of Middle East Problems Caused by Iran


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Thu, 23 May 2019 20:36 GMT

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday, May 23rd, that most of Middle East problems are caused by Iran, adding that he ruled out sending additional troops to the Middle East to counter Iran's threats.

During his remarks about an aid package for farmers hit by the trade war with China, he asserted that he did the right thing to withdraw from the 2015 Nuclear Deal inked by the Obama administration, adding that reimposing the lifted sanctions by Obama led Iran to unprecedented economic crisis with tremendous inflation.

"It is a nation of terror," Trump said.

Trump has sent the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to the Arabian Gulf to face Iran's threats and protect US interests in the region, however, when he was asked by reporters about the plan, he said he doesn't think that US "is going to need additional troops in the Middle East to counter Iran."

US military leaders have discussed sending some 5,000 troops to the region with tensions running high with Iran.

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