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Trump: Syrian regime’s ‘butchery’ is enabled by Russia, Iran

WASHINGTON, President Donald Trump told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that the Syrian regime’s “butchery is enabled by Russia and Iran.” “The Iranian regime exports violence, terror and turmoil. It illicitly procures sensitive items to advance its ballistic missile program and proliferates these missiles all across the Middle East,” Trump said.

Due to its track record it “must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon” which is why he chose to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, he said.

“This horrible one-sided deal allowed Iran to continue its path towards a bomb and gave the regime a cash lifeline when they needed it the most,” the president said.

Trump highlighted that the US began re-imposing nuclear-related sanctions against Tehran and said that he will pursue “additional sanctions, tougher than ever before, to counter the entire range of Iran’s malign conduct.” He stressed that any individual or entity who fails to comply will face “severe consequences.” “I ask all members of the Security Council to work with the United States to ensure the Iranian regime changes its behavior and never acquires a nuclear bomb,” said Trump.

The president thanked Iran, Russia, and Syria, for “substantially slowing down their attack on Idlib” in order to get the 35,000 targeted terrorists.

“I hope the restraint continues. The world is watching,” he stressed.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

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