Donald Trump: Would Go to War with Iran Over Nuclear Weapons

Donald Trump said in an interview published Tuesday that he’s ready to go to war with Iran if they try to get nuclear weapons. However, he called the recent attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman “minor.”

Trump told TIME magazine, “I would certainly go [to war] over nuclear weapons, and I would keep the other a question mark.”

“The other” Trump is presumably referring to is the attacks on oil tankers, which he shrugged off. He said, “So far, it’s been very minor.” (New York Post)

Hot Takes:

  • This is a good news-bad news type of situation.
  • Of course we would want to prevent Iran for obtaining nuclear weapons. If they had them, they could attack the U.S. or our allies.
  • Even as Trump shrugged off the tanker attacks, the U.S. is planning to send 1,000 troops to the Middle East.