Esber and Pompeo inform Trump about the latest developments in the bombing of terrorist militias in Iraq
The US Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State went to Florida, where President Donald Trump is, to update him on the latest developments and US air strikes on sites said to be "Iran" in Iraq.
"We have come to inform the president about the events that occurred during the past 72 hours ... We will not leave [size=13]Iran to undertake actions that endanger American men and women, " Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a news conference alongside Defense Secretary Mark Esper in the Mar Lago resort in Florida .
Pompeo added that he would leave room for Minister Esber to talk about the military aspects, but he wanted to clarify US policy regarding Iran.
For his part, Esber said: "The Pentagon targeted five sites in Iraq and Syria in response to the attack by a militia supported by Iran on an Iraqi facility, which would endanger American forces."
The blows were successful and the pilots and planes returned to the base safely. I would like to add that during our meeting today with the President, we discussed with him other options available.
I would also point out that we will take the additional measures that we deem necessary, and confirm that our behavior was in self-defense and to deter more bad behavior by the militias or from Iran. "