- Home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi has levied criticism against US President Donald Trump
- Motsoaledi feels Trump was focused more on military strength than world peace
- This comes after Trump responded to Iran's attack on US military bases in Iraq
Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has voiced his disapproval of President Donald Trump's reaction to the situation in Iran.
The US leader recently held a press briefing in response to Iran launching missiles at military bases housing troops in Iraq:
“The fact that we have this great military and equipment, however, does not mean we have to use it. We do not want to use it. American strength, both military and economic, is the best deterrent.”
Motsoaledi feels that the politician had been more focused on military might than peace, sharing his opinion on SABC:
“Trump spoke like a militiaman who is praising having lots of weapons and all that, instead of calling for peace around the world, which everybody is striving for."
The politician seems to feel Trump has been something of a bully:
“In fact he is bullying all the nations, calling nations that are sitting with him in security councils to reconsider. I think we are in trouble. The whole world is in trouble because we’ve got a man who is the head of a very powerful nation, has no leadership qualities at all. It is very unfortunate."
Briefly.co.za reported that Trump had confirmed that no Americans had been injured in the attack, which had been in retaliation for the death of Qassem Soleimani whose death had been ordered by the US President.
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