10 things you need to know today: February 4, 2019

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1. Trump says he'll keep troops in Iraq to 'watch Iran'

President Trump said Sunday that he planned to keep U.S. forces in Iraq as he withdraws troops from other war zones, because he wants to be able to monitor neighboring Iran. "I want to be able to watch Iran," Trump said on CBS News' Face the Nation, calling Tehran's government "a real problem." "We have an unbelievable and expensive military base built in Iraq," he added. "It's perfectly situated." The president also said despite his plans to reduce the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan and withdraw from Syria, the U.S. could quickly "come back if we have to." Iraqi President Barham Salih said Monday that Trump hadn't asked Iraq's permission to keep U.S. troops in Iraq to keep an eye on Iran.

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