PressTV-Trump’s secret Iraq trip shows US defeat: Iran’s Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the fact that US President Donald Trump recently had to travel to Iraq secretly and briefly shows America’s failure in the countries that it has invaded.

Speaking during a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, President Rouhani referred to Trump’s unannounced visit to Iraq late last month — during which he merely stopped at a military base — and said the secrecy that characterized the trip was proof of America’s “defeat.”

“Since 2003, the Americans have been claiming that they have salvaged Iraq and Afghanistan; but if this claim is true, then why don’t you openly make an official trip to see how the Iraqis would welcome you on the streets of Baghdad and Basra?” Rouhani said.

“The fact that you enter a small military base secretly and under the cover of the night, take pictures with a few soldiers, speak briefly, and leave Iraq a couple of hours later indicates…

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