WASHINGTON, (BM) – The United States was considering the possibility of a preemptive strike on nuclear facilities in Iran to prevent the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons. This was told by United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting RIA Novosti report.
“This is an important question that we have been thinking a lot about,” the politician answered the corresponding question on the Hugh Hewitt Radio Show.
He recalled a statement by US President Donald Trump, who on January 8 promised that he would not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons while he remained in power.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in response, assured the international community that his country was not striving for such a goal, and all statements about it were nothing more than nonsense. Pompeo on the air stressed that the United States will do everything to keep this statement real, confirmed and verifiable.
Trump made a statement after the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) launched a missile strike on US military facilities in Iraq on the night of January 8. The attack was a response to the death in Baghdad of the commander of the Al-Quds special forces, General Qasem Soleimani, as a result of an American air strike.
The operation was called the “Martyr Soleimani “ . Fifteen land-to-ground missiles were fired at the facilities. Iran reported the deaths of 80 Americans, while the United States indicated that there were no casualties.
On January 5, Iran announced the refusal of a nuclear deal after the assassination of Soleimani.
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