Iranian universities have erupted in protest and are calling for the resignation of Ayatollah Khamenei. President Trump recently tweeted out his support for the protesters. One America’s Chanel Rion has more from the White House.
President Trump is criticizing Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats over the impeachment inquiry and their opposition to military action in Iran. One America’s Eddie McCoven has more on the president’s remarks.
Balad Air Base, which houses American troops, was hit by at least eight rockets on Saturday. Reports said at least four Iraqi military officials were injured following the strike, which occurred north of Baghdad.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has reaffirmed his belief that there was an imminent threat to the U.S. prior to the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. On Sunday, Esper stated an attack against the U.S. was “days away” and said it was described as being much bigger than previous actions taken by Iran.
Protesters in Iran are calling for Ayatollah Khamenei to step down. During Saturday’s demonstrations in Tehran, protesters were heard chanting “commander in chief resign” and “death to the liars.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hopes a large-scale conflict in the Middle East doesn’t happen. Putin made the comment on Saturday after his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He added he has seen small military activities in the region already.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is saying Iran must take full responsibility for the Ukrainian plane crash following the regime’s admission of guilt. On Saturday, Trudeau stated the loss of life should never have happened, even in a moment of heightened tensions in the Middle East.
With militant activity from Iran subsiding after a tense week in the region, headlines have moved on to covering dramatic royals and impeachment battles. However, Iran policy analysts and resistance leaders are saying now is precisely the time the U.S. and the world should take action. One America’s Chanel Rion has more from Washington.
President Trump is saying Iranian General Qasem Soleimani had been planning attacks on four U.S. embassies before his assassination. On Friday, the president released new details as to why the Pentagon believed Soleimani had been an “imminent” threat to the U.S.