Trump Releases More Details On Soleimani’s Killing
He said this informed his decision to order the drone strike which resulted in the killing of the Iranian General.
“They were looking to blow up our embassy. We caught a total monster“, Trump told reporters at the White House.
He added that the Iran special operations forces and Iranian allied militias in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon “had more than that particular embassy in mind”.
On why he didn’t seek legislative approval before launching the strike, Trump noted that he had to make “split second decisions” and therefore didn’t have the luxury of time to seek approval of Congress.
“When I see Nancy Pelosi trying to defend this monster, when Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats want to defend him, that’s a bad thing for this country, and a bad thing politically”, Trump said.
Meanwhile, Naija News earlier reported that the United States House on Wednesday, voted to limit Trump’s military actions amid hostilities with Iran as part of efforts to de-escalate tensions following the death of Soleimani.