Addressing the nation following Iranian missile strikes on American military facilities in Iraq on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said that he would announce new sanctions against Tehran and would ask NATO to boost its involvement in the Middle East.

NATO has agreed to US President Donald Trump’s calls to get “much more involved” in the Middle East made during the latter’s Wednesday address following Iranian airstrikes on US military facilities in Iraq.

The following phone conversation between the US president and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg featuring discussions on “developments in the Middle East,” showed that the alliance admitted that it could play a larger role in contributing to “stability” in the region, The Hill reported while quoting a readout of the conversation.

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