Pres. Trump promises tough new Iranian sanctions

At the same time, offers to work toward peace in the region with Iran, allies

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning said the United States will impose tough new economic sanctions against the Iranian government in retaliation for the overnight attacks against U.S. military forces in Iraq.

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, and Vice President Mike Pence, and others look on. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

He said no American or Iraqi forces were injured in the attacks, and that it appears that Iranian forces are standing down.

In the same address, though, the President said Iran and its people deserve a bright, strong economic future, and that the United States stands ready to work with Iran toward that goal — but the regime must first abandon its nuclear weapon ambitions and stop its support of terrorism.

 

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