In a rare move, former President Jimmy Carter praised current President Donald Trump on Sunday for showing restraint with Iran, The Hill reported. Trump recently pulled back from air strikes at the last minute when he learned that there would be 150 casualties.
Carter made the comments while teaching Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church in Georgia where he attends. “I agree with President Trump on his decision not to take military action against Iran,” he said. “I had a lot of problems with Iran when I was in office.”
Trump said he decided against the airstrikes because he didn’t feel they were an equivalent response to Iran shooting down an unmanned drone that it says was in its airspace.
Carter further said that he didn’t think the U.S.’s “warlike” behavior was consistent with Christianity. He also said that most of the wars the U.S. has been involved in have been “unnecessary.”
Trump has promised that any further provocations would get a strong response. He also levied new sanctions against Iran, including freezing the assets of the Ayatollah.
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