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The Iran crisis

Pelosi calls on Iran to 'cease its violence,' Trump administration to end its 'needless provocations'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has responded to Iran's missile attacks against at least two Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops.

Pelosi tweeted on Tuesday evening that she is "closely monitoring" the situation. "We must ensure the safety of our service members, including ending needless provocations from the Administration and demanding that Iran cease its violence. America & world cannot afford war."

The attacks were in response to the death of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed last week in an airstrike authorized by President Trump.