Lawmakers react to tension in Iran

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WASHINGTON (GRAY DC/AP) Lawmakers from across the nation are reacting to the most recent missile strikes in Iraq, as well as the death of General Soleimani.

President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Washington, as Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, Vice President Mike Pence, and others look on. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

President Trump authorized a drone strike in Iran that killed top leader, General Qassem Soleimani this past week. Iran retaliated Tuesday with a missile strike to two Iraqi bases housing U.S troops. President Trump spoke Wednesday morning about the strike, assuring the American people that Iran appeared to be "standing down" and that the U.S. would not repsond militarily since no one was harmed. The President laid out a plan moving forward, saying new sanctions would be placed on Iran "until Iran changes its behavior."

He also said no Americans or Iraqis were harmed in the strike.

Copyright 2020 Gray DC. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.



 
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