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The US-Iran conflict broke out all day long, and at a critical moment, the White House said that Trump was responding to a previous Iranian attack on a US military base in Iraq at 24:00 Beijing time.
Make a statement half an hour late
Saying that in the early hours of Beijing time, a public statement was issued, and Trump was finally half an hour late and spoke for a few minutes, releasing the intention to ease the conflict to the world.
Fund Jun sorted out several key points.
1. Trump said that the United States had no casualties in the Iranian attack. ”他说： “我们没有伤亡。 我们所有的士兵都很安全，我们的军事基地仅受到很小的破坏。 ” "No American was harmed in the attack in Iran last night. " He said: "We have no casualties. All our soldiers are safe and our military bases have suffered only minor damage. "
2. Suleimani has been planning new attacks on US targets.
3. The United States continues to consider various options. We will impose strong economic sanctions on Iran, and new sanctions will be implemented immediately.
“只要我还是美国总统，就永远不允许伊朗拥有核武器。 ” 4. Trump said: "As long as I am the President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to possess nuclear weapons. "
5. Our missiles are large, and we are now the world's largest oil and gas producer. The United States does not need Middle Eastern oil.
美国想让伊朗有一个光明的前途，美国准备好拥抱和平。 6. Trump told Iranian leaders and people: The United States wants Iran to have a bright future, and the United States is ready to embrace peace.
7. Iran must abandon its nuclear ambitions and end its support for terrorism.
我们不想动用军队，美国力量，包括政治和军事力量已经构成最好的威慑”。 8. Trump stated in his speech, "Our missiles are large, strong, accurate, deadly and fast." Trump said, "The truth is that we have this great army and powerful equipment, but It doesn't mean we have to use it. We don't want to use the military. American forces, including political and military forces, have constituted the best deterrence. "
9. In his speech, Trump criticized the Iran nuclear agreement as "very flawed." Trump also called on other allies to "get out of" the Iran nuclear deal. “我们必须共同努力，与伊朗达成一项新协议，使世界成为一个更安全、更和平的地方。 ” "We must work together to reach a new agreement with Iran to make the world a safer and more peaceful place, " he said .
10. Trump also said that the U.S. military is "ready" for all situations, but for now, "Iran seems to be showing signs of ending." ” "This is a good thing for all parties involved and a very good thing for the world. "
Trump up and down
Sure enough, the old saying goes: a meal is as fierce as a tiger, and it all depends on Trump.
After the statement was issued, the global market was excited. The Dow rose over 200 points, the Nasdaq is now up 0.75%, and the S & P 500 is up 0.73%. Both the Nasdaq and the S & P 500 continued to record historical highs.
And gold, a safe-haven asset, has fallen miserably. After all the January 8 gains have been retreated, it has fallen by 1%.
The original soaring crude oil also fell by nearly 4%,
On January 8th, the A-shares affected by the international market saw a rare recent sell-off. But friends, don't worry. At this moment, the A50 has risen by more than 1%. I believe that the opening of the A shares on January 9 will have a good wave of performance.
To take revenge on the United States
Iran reminded Iraq in the middle of the night and then Iraq told the United States
According to US media reports, on the 8th, Iraqi Prime Minister Mahdi said in a statement that the Iranian side verbally informed the Iraqi government at midnight yesterday: it has or will soon launch a retaliatory attack on US military bases, but did not specify where . Then the Iraqi side told the news to the United States. But CNN quoted the source as saying that the Iranians said the specific location, and the Iraqi people also told the United States ...
In addition, Iran also claimed that so far at least 80 U.S. soldiers have been killed and 200 wounded at Assad base.
But Trump himself said that there were no casualties in the US military.
Iran's latest response
"Iran today is well-prepared to deal with bullies in the world."
Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei said in a speech to the nation on the 8th. At that time, he met a group of people from Qom to mark the 42nd anniversary of the uprising against the Pahlavi regime in Qom on January 9, 1978.
In the early hours of the day, Iran just launched an attack on two US bases in Iraq, firing "tens of missiles" in retaliation for the US killing Suleimani.
Summarized by the BBC and the Mehr News Agency in Iran, Khamenei said, "The people of Qom were empty-handed in the past, but today, our hands are full and our country has Fully equipped to fight the bullies in the world.
Khamenei also praised General Suleimani for his role in foiling the U.S. conspiracy in the West Asia region, saying: "The U.S. plot against Palestine is to weaken them, but Suleimani has helped the Palestinians stand strong Stand up. "
"The conspiracy of the United States in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon has been thwarted by this great martyr. The United States only wants to treat Iraq as a cow ..."
"For Lebanon, the United States wants to deprive this country of Hezbollah, but Hezbollah is stronger every day."
Speaking of attacks on US military bases, he said: "Last night we slapped them."
In a crowd chanting "America is dying," he added: "In terms of confrontation, this military action is not enough. It is important that the presence of American corruption is over." , Division and destruction.
"Americans insist on bringing corruption and destruction to our dear Iran. Sitting down at the negotiating table is only the prelude to intervention, and this intervention must end. Regional countries do not accept the presence of the United States and its intervention.
He emphasized that "US hostility to Iran is not temporary but inherent. Those who think that if we step back and compromise, the United States will stop hostility are a" serious mistake. "
On January 8, 2020, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang hosted a regular press conference. At the meeting, Geng Shuang focused on answering some questions concerning the current situation in the Middle East.
Q: Today, the Iranian Foreign Minister tweeted that Iran has adopted and ended reciprocal self-defense measures against US bases in accordance with Article 51 of the UN Charter. Iran does not seek escalation or war, but will defend itself from any aggression. What is China's comment?
Answer: The current situation in the Middle East is complex and sensitive. China has always paid close attention to the development of relevant events, and we call on relevant parties to exercise restraint. China has always maintained that all parties concerned should properly resolve their contradictions and differences through peaceful means such as dialogue and negotiation on the basis of mutual respect, and jointly maintain regional peace and stability.
We have said many times that the situation in the Middle East has deteriorated further and is not in the interest of any party. Ensuring peace and stability in the region is vital to the world.
China will continue to pay close attention to the development of the situation, maintain close communication with the parties concerned, and play a responsible role in promoting the situation to cool down as soon as possible and properly respond to the current situation.
Q: What's China's comment on Iran's claim that air strikes against US military bases are self-defense?
A: China is worried about the current situation. We have always maintained that all parties concerned should properly resolve their conflicts and differences through peaceful means such as dialogue and negotiation on the basis of mutual respect, and jointly maintain peace and stability in the Middle East Gulf region.
Q: You mentioned at a press conference a few days ago that China will play a constructive role in maintaining peace and security in the Middle East Gulf region. Does this include financial and economic support?
A: If you are concerned about China's diplomacy and closely follow the development of the situation, you should notice that following the drastic changes in the situation in the Middle East Gulf, Director Yang Jiechi, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi talked to foreign ministers of other countries as soon as possible. The current regional situation exchanged views, calling on all parties to maintain calm and restraint, and promote the situation to cool down as soon as possible. At the same time, China, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, also maintains close communication with relevant parties in the Security Council, calling on the Security Council to assume the primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security.
As I said just now, China is worried about the current situation and we call on all parties to exercise restraint. We also hope that all parties can properly resolve their differences and contradictions through peaceful means such as dialogue and negotiation.
As for the financial and economic support you mentioned, I don't know what it means. But I can tell you that China and the Middle East Gulf countries have maintained close cooperation in various fields, including economic and trade, investment, and infrastructure construction. Our cooperation under the “Belt and Road” framework has been fruitful and has actually benefited China and the peoples of the Middle East Gulf countries.
Q: Considering the increase in military activities in the Middle East, will China ban civil aircraft from flying over Iranian and Iraqi airspace?
A: As far as I know, the competent civil aviation authority of China is paying close attention to the regional aviation safety situation. Ask them for details.
China is concerned about the current situation in the Middle East and hopes that the regional situation will cool down as soon as possible, which is in the common interest of the international community.
Q: Some Iraqi lawmakers have stated that if the United States withdraws from Iraq, China can help Iraq in the economic field. On Tuesday, the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi National Assembly met with the Chinese ambassador to Iraq and expressed his hope that the preliminary agreement reached by the two parties at the beginning of the year will be implemented. Does China intend to implement the relevant agreement or sign a new agreement as soon as possible to ease the regional situation?
A: I just said that China has always maintained close communication with the parties concerned about the current tension in the Middle East. Indeed, the Chinese ambassador to Iraq recently met with senior Iraqi government officials and heads of parliaments. The Chinese embassy in Iraq has released the information. You can check it.
As for the specific agreements and assistance you mentioned, I don't know. What I can tell you is that China and Iraq are traditionally friendly, and the two countries have always maintained friendly and cooperative relations in various fields. China actively participates in the reconstruction of Iraq, and we are willing to continue to make our own contributions to help Iraq achieve stability and development.
Question: Today, we have seen stocks of companies in China's defense sector rising. Does China play a "constructive role" in the situation in the Middle East?
A: You shouldn't come to ask me about stocks. I suggest you ask the CSRC. I am not an expert in stocks. (Reporter laughs)
Q: According to Iranian media reports, a Ukrainian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed shortly after taking off at Iran's Khomeini International Airport in the morning of January 8. All 180 people were killed and the cause of the accident is under investigation. What is China's comment?
A: We have seen relevant reports. China expresses its deep condolences to the victims and expresses its deep condolences to the families of the victims. We hope relevant parties can find out the cause of the accident as soon as possible. After the accident, the Chinese embassy and consulate in Ukraine have contacted relevant Ukrainian authorities to verify the situation.
At present, no notification has been received from Chinese citizens on this flight. If there is further news, we will release it in time.
Q: Considering the escalating tensions between the United States and Iran, has China evacuated overseas Chinese from the Middle East Gulf region?
A: I don't know if you have noticed that the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese Embassy in Iran have just released security reminders to remind Chinese citizens and institutions in Iran to pay close attention to the regional security situation, increase vigilance, and pay attention to security precautions. In case of danger or emergency, report to the police in time and contact the Chinese Embassy in Iran.
I would like to reiterate that the Chinese government always attaches great importance to the safety and legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens overseas. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and embassies and consulates in relevant countries will continue to pay close attention to the local situation and decide whether to issue security warnings at the corresponding level according to needs and specific circumstances.
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