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Home Affairs Minister criticises Trump for failing to promote world peace

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South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi took issue with US President Donald Trump for his orders to kill Iranian general Qassim Soleimani on Iraqi soil and criticised the American leader’s failure to promote peace in the world.

Speaking during an interview on Thursday, 9 January 2020, the Minister said warmonger Trump failed to call for world peace during his Wednesday speech in Washington DC.

Instead, the Minister said, Trump slapped additional sanctions on Iran after it retaliated by firing missiles at US air bases in Iraq on Wednesday morning.

Motsoaledi said the world would remain in turmoil if current tensions are escalated by Trump.

During his speech in Washington, “Trump said nothing at all to promote peace. In fact, he didn’t speak like a head of state,” Motsoaledi said.

He stated that Trump “spoke like a militiaman praising himself for having lots of weapons – instead of calling for peace around the world, which everybody is striving for.”

“In addition, he is bullying all nations in the world, and calling those that are sitting with him in the UN Security Council to reconsider punishing Iran further.”

“I think the whole world is in trouble because we’ve got a man who is the head of a very powerful nation but has no leadership qualities at all. It is very unfortunate,” Motsoaledi said during the interview.


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