POLL OF THE DAY RESULT: Do you agree with Donald Trump - is the West on the brink of World War 3? – Your Verdict

POLL OF THE DAY RESULT: Do you agree with Donald Trump - is the West on the brink of World War 3? – Your Verdict

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Oliver Trapnell

By Oliver Trapnell

Published: 29/01/2024

- 09:04

Updated: 29/01/2024

- 23:09

We asked GB News readers whether you agree with Donald Trump - Is the West is on the brink of World War 3?

Donald Trump has warned that the world is on the brink of World War Three after a drone attack on a US base in Jordan killed three men.

Pointing the finger at Joe Biden, Trump accused the US President of showing “weakness and surrender” over the incident.

Trump continued by accusing the White House of funnelling “billions of dollars” to Iran which he claims has been used to “spread bloodshed and carnage throughout the Middle East”.

“This brazen attack on the United States is yet another horrific and tragic consequence of Joe Biden’s weakness and surrender,” Mr Trump said in a statement.

“Three years ago, Iran was weak, broke, and totally under control.

“Thanks to my maximum pressure policy, the Iranian regime could barely scrape two dollars together to fund their terrorist proxies.”

He added: “This attack would never have happened if I was president, not even a chance – just like the Iranian-backed Hamas attack on Israel would never have happened, the war in Ukraine would never have happened, and we would right now have peace throughout the world.

“Instead, we are on the brink of World War Three.”

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump

Donald Trump claimed the World is on the brink of war

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Nato generals have similarly sounded the alarm that the West could be on the brink of war with Russia, warning that Vladimir Putin could launch an attack on European targets.

Senior sources have said Russian strikes could target civilian and military infrastructure deep in European territories.

Lieutenant General Alexander Sollfrank, commander of NATO's military logistics centre in southwest Germany, explained that war was beginning to evolve.

“If we compare war and operations ten years ago or five years ago, then we realise that we have to accept that also the rear areas will be severely contested,” he told the Times.

Sollfrank added that EU countries have “no time to waste” and should immediately start slashing red tape that is currently hindering the development of weapons.

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