President Donald Trump says he is not considering an attack on Iran as a “game changer” but he has also warned the U.N. Security Council against any action that could cause war.
“We will have to see if the Iranians will allow us to use force on them, and we’ll see what happens if they do,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday.
Trump said he wants to avoid a war with Iran, which has been building nuclear weapons since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
But Trump has expressed skepticism about the prospect of using force against Tehran.
Trump has said he would consider a pre-emptive strike against Iran if it launches a new nuclear weapon, and he also has expressed concern about Iranian leaders who have threatened to use nuclear weapons against the U., the United States and its allies.
Trump, a former reality television star, said that Iran has been using weapons for decades.
“Iran has been developing these weapons for many years, and they are used in the most barbaric ways.
I mean, they are just killing people.
They are using them for political purposes,” he said.”
It’s a real problem, and it’s going to be a real trouble for the United Nations and the world for a long time.”
Trump’s comments came after Iran’s foreign minister said on Thursday that Tehran would not allow the United State to attack its nuclear facilities, a day after the State Department released a draft resolution urging a “pre-empted” military strike against the country.
State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Friday that the draft resolution is not intended to give Iran an excuse to act.
“The draft resolution contains nothing that would allow us in the short term to use the military option,” he told reporters.
Toner said the United Kingdom, France and Germany had sent their proposals for a draft U.NS. resolution to the U, and the Us. is “considering all the options.”
Iran has previously threatened to retaliate against the United Sates military, saying it could target American and British personnel and facilities if it attacks the country’s nuclear facilities.
The U.K. and the French have said they have the capability to attack Iran’s nuclear sites.
“There is no reason why Iran should not use nuclear arms against us,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech on Thursday.
“If we have no choice but to use such weapons, then Iran has the right to use it.
If Iran attacks us, then the international community has the duty to stop such aggression and protect us.”
Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and has long rejected the West’s nuclear ambitions.