‘It’s like somebody setting fire to a basket full of paper and then putting it out’
Jun 23, 2019
Senator Bernie Sanders criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for the escalation of tensions between the U.S. and Iran, arguing that Trump’s actions have been like “setting fire to a basket full of paper and then putting it out.”
Trump said Saturday that military action against Iran was still an option for its downing of an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, but amid heightened tensions he dangled the prospect of eventually becoming an unlikely “best friend” of America’s longtime Middle Eastern adversary.
Trump also said “we very much appreciate” that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard chose not to target a U.S. spy plane carrying more than 30 people.
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