- President Trump said no Americans or Iraqis were harmed in the Iranian attack on the military bases housing the US troops in Iraq
- The US president said he will impose new sanctions on Iran as a result of the attack
- Trump, however, added that the US is ready to embrace just as he claimed that Iran appeared to be standing down
President Donald Trump has delivered an official statement reacting to Iran's retaliatory attack on military bases housing the United States' troops in Iraq.
The US president on Wednesday, January 8, said no Americans or Iraqis were harmed in the attack, adding that the bases had minimal damage.
Trump also said Iran "appeared to be standing down" just as he said that the US is ready to embrace.
He, however, vowed to impose new sanctions on Iran as a result of the retaliatory attack, CNN reports. He said the "powerful sanctions" will remain until Iran changes its behaviour.
"The United States will immediately impose additional punishing economic sanctions on the Iranian regime," President Trump was quoted to have said.
Trump also vowed that Iran would never have a nuclear weapon as long as he is the president of the US.
The US president added that he will ask the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to get more involved in the crisis in the Middle East.
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However, contrary to Trump's statement, A report by Reuters indicates that Iranian state television earlier said that at least 80 “American terrorists” were killed in attacks involving 15 missiles Tehran launched on US targets in Iraq.
Legit.ng gathered that the Iranian government, however, said that none of the missiles was intercepted.
According to the report, citing a senior revolutionary guards source, the state TV also said Iran had 100 other targets in the region in its sights if Washington took any retaliatory measures.
Iran also said the American helicopters and military equipment were “severely damaged.”
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