As protesters in Iran continue to call for the country’s president to step down, President Trump appears to be doing everything in his power to support those demonstrations.
The U.S. Army is weighing whether it should send more missile defense systems to the Middle East. On Wednesday, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said there are a number of proposals to send “additional capabilities” to the region amid mounting threats from Iran.
House Democrats have blocked a vote on Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s resolution to support the demonstrators in Iran. On Tuesday, Democrats in the lower chamber prevented consideration of the measure, which would have called on Iran to refrain from violence against the protesters.
After the downing of a passenger jet resulted in the deaths of 176 people, the global community has scrutinized Iran’s military capabilities and has expressed concern about the possible acquisition of a nuclear weapon.
Two presidential candidates who did not qualify for this week’s Democrat debate chose to hold their own campaign events instead.
President Trump recently thanked a former Obama-era official for his comments on the operation which resulted in the death of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani. In a tweet Tuesday, the president praised former National Security adviser and retired U.S. Marine Gen. James Jones.
Iranian authorities are accusing the U.S. of seeking a regime change despite millions of Iranian citizens opposing the corruption by the Ayatollah regime for decades.
According to a new report, the fatal U.S. air strike on the Iranian Gen. Qasam Soleimani may have been months in the making. NBC recently quoted several White House sources who said President Trump recognized Soleimani as a target after the downing of a U.S. Intelligence drone by Iranian forces back in June of last year.
Democrat congressional leaders and presidential hopefuls are staying quiet about ongoing anti-government protests in Iran. This comes as President Trump has continued to face criticism since authorizing the strike that killed a top Iranian general.