WASHINGTON Faced with the possibility of a full-scale war with Iran, President Donald Trump chose Wednesday to de-escalate, wrapping a conciliatory message in bellicose rhetoric as he denounced the countrys leaders but ordered no new military action in response to Tehrans missile attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq.
Trump said he would impose additional economic sanctions on Iran a move of limited impact given the multiple, strict sanctions already in place but otherwise did not retaliate for the missile strikes.
Our great American forces are prepared for anything, Trump said in a speech 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.
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