Trump says that Iran ‘appears to be standing down’
WASHINGTON, Jan 8, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – US President Donald Trump said
Wednesday Iran appeared to be “standing down” after missile strikes on US
troop bases in Iraq that resulted in no American or Iraqi deaths.
“All of our soldiers are safe and only minimal damage was sustained at our
military bases. Our great American forces are prepared for anything,” he said
in an address to the nation from the White House.
“Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties
concerned and a very good thing for the world. No American or Iraqi lives
Trump announced the United States would be imposing “additional punishing
sanctions” on Iran but made no mention of possible retaliation to Tuesday’s
missile attacks — seen by experts as a measured first response by Iran to
the killing of General Qasem Soleimani in an American drone strike.
BSS/AFP/FI/ 2300 hrs