Categories for Iran

32,093. 1/17/2020

IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The noble people of Iran—who love America—deserve a government that’s more interested in helping them achieve their dreams than killing them for demanding respect. Instead of leading Iran toward ruin, its leaders should abandon terror and Make Iran Great Again! https://t.co/RLjGsC5WLc

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 17, 2020 6:10 pm

32,092. 1/17/2020

IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “مردم نجیب ایران، که آمریکا را دوست می دارند، سزاوار دولتی هستند که بیش از تمرکز بر کشتن آنها به جرم احترام خواهی، به آنها کمک کند تا به رؤیاهایشان دست یابند. رهبران ایران به جای آن که ایران را به سمت ویرانی بکشانند، باید هراس افکنی را کنار بنهند و ایران را دوباره باعظمت کنند! https://t.co/RLjGsC5WLc

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 17, 2020 6:10 pm

32,091. 1/17/2020

EU/IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The so-called ‘Supreme Leader’ of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe. Their economy is crashing, and their people are suffering. He should be very careful with his words!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 17, 2020 5:22 pm

32,084. 1/13/2020

ASSASSINATION/ATTORNEY GENERAL/IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @KerriKupecDOJ: Attorney General Barr on Soleimani: ‘Frankly, I don’t think it was a close call. The President clearly had the authority…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 13, 2020 6:56 pm

32,083. 1/7/2020

IRAN/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 7, 2020 9:45 pm

32,079. 1/7/2020

IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @JudgeJeanine: [email protected] joined me to talk about the latest on Iran, take a look: https://t.co/H7abiJHyEe

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 7, 2020 7:11 am

32,078. 1/7/2020

ASSASSINATION/IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @LindseyGrahamSC: President @realDonaldTrump took decisive, preemptive action to foil a plot directed at American personnel. As to what…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 7, 2020 7:02 am

32,077. 1/7/2020

ASSASSINATION/IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @LindseyGrahamSC: We killed the most powerful man in Tehran short of the Ayatollah. This was not an act of revenge for what he had do…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 7, 2020 7:02 am

32,076. 1/7/2020

ASSASSINATION/IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @LindseyGrahamSC: When it comes to the death of General Soleimani, there is no one to blame but himself. He effectively signed his own…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 7, 2020 7:01 am

32,073. 1/7/2020

IRAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @LindseyGrahamSC: I very much support Senator @tedcruz’s resolution in support of President @realDonaldTrump’s decision to take out Iran…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 7, 2020 7:00 am

32,068. 1/7/2020

DEMS/IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @LindseyGrahamSC: To my Democratic colleagues: 40 years of Iranian aggression needs to be dealt with forcefully. Iran is: ▶️ The lar…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 7, 2020 6:59 am

32,066. 1/7/2020

IRAN/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @marcorubio: U.S. intent with regards to #Iran is clear Future U.S. military action depends entirely on what Iran decides to do first…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 7, 2020 6:55 am

32,062. 1/6/2020

IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @hughhewitt: This is attempted deterrence. It doesn’t always work, but Iran —against the backdrop of prior restraint followed by decisiv…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 6, 2020 9:51 am

32,055. 1/6/2020

IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @Jim_Jordan: [email protected] said it best: ‘I’m not going to be lectured by people who voted… to fork over $130 billion in cash to Ir…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 6, 2020 7:39 pm

32,053. 1/6/2020

ASSASSINATION/IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @SenateGOP: Qassem Soleimani’s 20-year span of terror is finally over. America—and the world—are safer because @realdonaldtrump took a…”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 6, 2020 7:12 pm

32,050. 1/6/2020

IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @marcthiessen: Besides Soleimani already carried out an attack that killed an American citizen. Trump needed no other justification.”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 6, 2020 9:50 am

32,048. 1/6/2020

FOREIGN POLICY/IRAN/JOE BIDEN/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GOPChairwoman: How terrible was the Obama-Biden Iran policy? In 2016, their Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that some Iranian s…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 6, 2020 9:06 am

32,045. 1/3/2020

ASSASSINATION/IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “How Iran will respond to the American assassination of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani remains a matter of speculation, but one outcome seems almost certain: the end of Europe’s long effort to keep the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal alive. In interviews on Friday [1-3-20], European analysts envisioned a number of baleful results from the killing of the general, who was a national hero and potential political leader in Iran, and whose death Tehran has vowed to avenge. Among those were the downgrading of diplomacy, the destabilization of Iraq and the further strengthening of Iran’s hard-liners and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. But the more immediate threat, they said, was to the nuclear deal negotiated by President Barack Obama in 2015. President Trump pulled the United States out of the treaty in May 2018, calling it ‘a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made,’ and imposed punitive new sanctions as part of a ‘maximum pressure’ campaign.”

Steven Erlanger, “Suleimani’s Gone, and the Iran Nuclear Deal May Be Next,” The New York Times online, January 3, 2020

32,044. 1/3/2020

ASSASSINATION/DEMS/FOREIGN POLICY/IRAN/MIDDLE EAST/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The American strike in Baghdad that killed the Iranian general Qassim Suleimani thrust foreign policy to the center of the Democratic presidential race, drawing expressions of grave concern from the leading candidates and stoking a new debate in the party about the American military presence in the Middle East. The party’s presidential field reacted to the attack with a measure of unity, at least on the surface level, condemning General Suleimani’s role directing violence against Americans but criticizing what they called the Trump administration’s penchant for reckless action and the threat of all-out war. But during a series of campaign events on Friday [1-3-20], the top Democrats began to signal their differences on matters of national security, opening the way for what could become the party’s most serious conversation of the race about war and peace.”

Alexander Burns, “Airstrike Pushes National Security to Forefront of 2020 Race,” The New York Times online, January 3, 2020

32,043. 1/3/2020

ASSASSINATION/IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WAR: “In the hours after an American drone strike in Iraq killed Iran’s most important military leader, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, a question has dominated discussion in the Middle East, in Congress and on social media. Could this lead to war between the United States and Iran? In a sense, it already has. The killing of General Suleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force, its elite security and intelligence unit, meets virtually any definition of an act of war, a categorical difference from the shadow conflicts that the United States and Iran have engaged in for years. To Iranian eyes, it is akin to Tehran ordering the death of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. But it remains uncertain where this attack, which follows weeks of tit-for-tat escalations between the two countries, will lead.”

-Max Fisher, “Is There a Risk of Wider War With Iran?,” The New York Times online, January 3, 2020

32,040. 1/3/2020

ASSASSINATION/IRAN/MIDDLE EAST/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump’s decision to strike and kill the second most powerful official in Iran turns a slow-simmering conflict with Tehran into a boiling one, and is the riskiest move made by the United States in the Middle East since the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The calculus was straightforward: Washington had to re-establish deterrence, and show the Iranian leadership that missiles fired at ships in the Persian Gulf and at oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, along with attacks inside Iraq that cost the life of an American contractor, would not go without a response. But while senior American officials have no doubt the Iranians will respond, they do not know how quickly, or how furiously. For a president who repeated his determination to withdraw from the caldron of the Middle East, the strike that killed Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, who for two decades has led Iran’s most fearsome and ruthless military unit, the Quds Force, means there will be no escape from the region for the rest of his presidency, whether that is one year or five.”

David E. Sanger, “For Trump, a Risky Gamble to Deter Iran,” The New York Times online, January 3, 2020

32,039. 1/3/2020

ASSASSINATION/DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/IRAN/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States and Iran exchanged escalating military threats on Friday [1-3-20] as President Trump warned that he was ‘prepared to take whatever action is necessary’ if Iran threatened Americans and Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, vowed to exact vengeance for the killing on Mr. Trump’s order of Iran’s most valued general. Although the president insisted that he took the action to avoid a war with Iran, the continuing threats further rattled foreign capitals, global markets and Capitol Hill, where Democrats demanded more information about the strike and Mr. Trump’s grounds for taking such a provocative move without consulting Congress. Democrats also pressed questions about the attack’s timing and whether it was meant to deflect attention from the president’s expected impeachment trial this month in the Senate.”

Michael Crowley, Peter Baker, Edward Wong and Maggie Haberman, “U.S. and Iran Exchange More Threats as Democrats Question Timing of Strike,” The New York Times online, January 3, 2020

32,035. 1/3/2020

ASSASSINATION/IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said on Friday [1-3-20] he ordered the killing of Qassem Soleimani to stop a war, not start one, saying the Iranian military commander was planning imminent attacks on Americans. ‘Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel but we caught him in the act and terminated him,’ Trump told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort. ‘We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war,’ Trump said, adding that the United States does not seek regime change in Iran.”

Reuters Staff, “Trump says ordered killing of Iranian general to prevent war, not start one,” Reuters, January 3, 2020 12:35 pm

32,027. 1/3/2020

IRAN/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @Liz_Wheeler: Soleimani killed 603 American servicemembers. Soleimani maimed thousands more with IEDs. Soleimani approved the attack o…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 3, 2020 11:43 am

32,026. 1/3/2020

IRAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VA: “RT @JesseKellyDC: If you’ve been to a VA hospital in recent years and seen a young man missing limbs, there’s a reasonable chance Qasem Sol…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 3, 2020 11:03 am