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Trump Opts for More Sanctions, Not Military Action, After Iran’s Attack

Less than 24 hours after Iran fired 15 missiles at U.S. military facilities in Iraq, President Donald Trump signaled a strong desire to deescalate by announcing new sanctions instead of  a military response.

Trump also urged allies to put more pressure on Iran’s Islamist dictatorship.

“As long as I am president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon,” Trump said to begin his formal remarks Wednesday in the Grand Foyer of the White House.

“No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties,” Trump said. “All of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.

“Our great American forces are prepared for anything. Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world.”

No military retaliation doesn’t mean no retaliation, as the president said more U.S. sanctions are coming, without specifying.

“These powerful sanctions will remain until Iran changes its behavior,” Trump said.

Read the full story from The Daily Signal

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