Several Republicans in both the House and Senate praised President Donald Trump for remarks he made about the situation with Iran on Wednesday in a press conference.
Trump said he did not want a war with Iran and that they would “never” have nuclear weapons while he was president. He gave information about Iranian air strikes against two U.S. military bases in Iraq that produced no casualties and said that Iran has indicated that it wants to de-escalate tensions.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that Trump made it clear why the U.S. had to keep pressuring Iran to stop its sponsorship of terrorism and its nuclear weapons efforts.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said Trump “showed a determined, forceful resolve” in the speech, which he called “excellent.” Sen. Rand Paul was “pleased” that Trump decided to pull back from further military engagement with Iran.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said that Trump’s “decision to advance peace through mindful restraint with Iran represents his full commitment to an American First foreign policy.” Gaetz also said he was grateful that Trump would keep the U.S. out of “another forever war.”
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