Trump Keeps Ruling Out Military Action Against Iran

President Donald Trump said Wednesday “I hope we don’t” have a war with Iran, but it “would not last very long.”

In an interview with Fox Business Network, Trump also explained his decision to call off military strikes on Iran in retaliation for its downing of a U.S military surveillance drone last week.

“I decided not to kill a lot of Iranians,” said. “I like Iranians.”

Asked about the possibility of war with Iran. Trump said: “I can tell you that, it would not last very long.”

“We’re in a very strong position,” he added.

Trump suggested that he would not deploy U.S. troops to fight Iran if there were a conflict.

“I’m not talking boots on the ground,” he said.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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