Trump Calls for Increased NATO Involvement in the Middle East After Iran Fires 12 Ballistic Missiles Strike 2 Iraqi Military Bases Housing US troops. https://www.nationalreview.com/news/trump-calls-for-increased-nato-involvement-in-the-middle-east/
President Trump on Wednesday addressed Iran’s strikes on two Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops, saying he plans to ask NATO members to contribute more to handling the situation in the Middle East.
“Today I am going to ask NATO to become much more involved in the Middle East process,” Trump announced at the White House.
The president’s remarks came after Iran on Tuesday launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles aimed at two Iraqi bases in Ain al-Asad and Irbil in Kurdistan, which house U.S. soldiers. No casualties resulted from the attacks.
The attacks were retaliation for the assassination of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, who was killed Friday in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad. The U.S. killed Soleimani after Iran-backed militiamen laid siege to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad last week, an attack Soleimani signed off on.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The organization implements the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949
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