Following a high-profile assault on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, tension between the U.S. and Iran has increased in latest days. The United States blamed Iran for the attacks, which Iran denied.
Rep. Omar pleaded with Trump in a series of posts on Twitter not to retaliate against Iran after shooting down U.S. Drone, citing her earlier horrible war experience.
As a survivor of war, I want to tell you: going to war does not make you strong. It makes you weak.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 21, 2019
Omar then falsely suggested that the U.S. was the “aggressor” in the scenario with Iran, ignoring the numerous assaults by Iran on oil tankers in the region in latest weeks and the decision by Iran to shoot down a army drone.
Iran said it would break a restriction on the stockpiles of uranium set out in the 2015 contract with world forces to restrict the nuclear program of the Islamic Republic in return for lightening international sanctions.