Trump Addresses Nation About Iran Conflict

Headline Roundup January 8th, 2020

In a televised address to the nation Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump conveyed his stance that the recently reignited conflict with Iran will subside. This comes after the Iranian military launched missiles on two Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops Tuesday night.

Reporting outlets focused mainly on Trump's statements, putting them in relevant context with recent events; some provided fact checks, noting misleading parts of the president's address.

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WASHINGTON — President Trump backed away from further military confrontation with Iran on Wednesday after a barrage of missiles fired at American troops killed no one and Tehran indicated that would be the end of its retaliation for the killing of a top general.

“Iran appears to be standing down which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world,” Mr. Trump said in a televised statement from the Grand Foyer of the White House, flanked by his vice president, cabinet secretaries and...

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Grand Foyer of the White House hours after Iran rained more than a dozen rockets down on airbases in Iraq housing U.S. troops. Iranians said the attack was in response to a U.S. drone strike last week that killed Qasem Soleimani, one of Tehran’s most powerful leaders.

Read the transcript here. Following are highlights from Trump's remarks

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From the Right
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President Trump declared Wednesday that Iran “appears to be standing down,” in the wake of missile strikes on American bases in Iraq that he said resulted in “no casualties.”

“The American people should be extremely grateful and happy,” Trump said, in an address to the nation from the White House the morning after the attacks. “No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime.”

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