IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, TRUMP SAYS IF PRESIDENT AGAIN ‘WE WILL STOP WORLD WAR III’ He filed paperwork in person for the New Hampshire presidential primary
Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump said at a campaign event in New Hampshire that if he was reelected president then ‘we will stop WWIII’ and criticized President Joe Biden’s handling of the Middle East conflict.
Trump made the comments after he filed paperwork in person for the New Hampshire presidential primary.
Israel’s military said it was preparing for “unrelenting attacks” to dismantle Hamas. The Palestinian health ministry said the Gaza death toll in two weeks of air strikes had topped 5,000.
In public, the United States has stressed Israel’s right to defend itself but two sources familiar with the matter said the White House, Pentagon and State Department have stepped up private appeals for caution in conversations with the Israelis. A U.S. priority is to gain time for negotiations to free other hostages, said the sources, who spoke before the hostage releases were announced on Monday.
Asked about the possibility of a ceasefire, U.S. President Joe Biden said: “We should have those hostages released and then we can talk.”