White House 2020 hopefuls slam Trump on Iran May 20, 2019 0 974 12345 REUTERSWASHINGTONTwo Democrats with US military experience who are vying for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination shifted the focus of the race to foreign policy on Sunday, criticising Republican President Donald Trump for escalating tensions with Iran that could lead to war.The relationship between Washington and Tehran has become increasingly strained in recent weeks, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict.Representative Tulsi Gabbard, one of 24 Democrats vying for the White House nomination, said on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that Trump was “leading us down this dangerous path towards a war with Iran.” “He says he doesn’t want it, but the actions of him and his administration, people like John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, tell us a very different story. They are setting the stage for a war with Iran that would prove to be far more costly, far more devastating and dangerous than anything that we saw in the Iraq war,” Gabbard said.Trump has said he is not pushing for war with Iran. During the 2016 presidential campaign, he promised to stay out of overseas conflicts, saying the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were too costly.Another White House hopeful, Representative Seth Moulton, a 40-year-old former US Marine Corps officer who did four tours in Iraq, told ‘This Week’ that if the Trump administration sends additional troops to the Gulf it could “drag us into war.” “Make no mistake, this is exactly what John Bolton wants to have happen,” said Moulton, who also trails in 2020 opinion polls. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES May to make MPs a final ‘bold offer’ on Brexit deal May 20, 2019 0 118 Thousands rally in Germany against nationalism before European vote May 20, 2019 0 113 Austrian president calls for Sept poll in wake of far-right video scandal May 20, 2019 0 117 UN experts urge Italy to withdraw Salvini’s anti-immigration plans Rome: Experts working for the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) are urging Italy to withdraw measures against migrant rescue charities sponsored by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. In a May 15 letter seen by dpa, the .. Trump says ‘Pro-Life’ but favours exceptions for rape, incest AFP Washington President Donald Trump has declared himself “strongly Pro-Life”, days after two US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions, but said exceptions should be made for pregnancies resulting from .. Belgians go to polls following five months of caretaker government BRUSSELS: Belgians go to the polls on Sunday for federal elections, being held in parallel with European Parliament elections, following five months of caretaker government led by liberal Prime Minister Charles .. Swiss voters approve tighter gun control, avoid EU clash ZURICH/GENEVA: Swiss voters agreed by a nearly two-to-one margin on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels. The measure passed in the binding ..