Trump says 'Iran appears to be standing down' after missile strike

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President Trump in an address Wednesday said no Americans were harmed in Iran's missile strike against Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops and that Iran "appears to be standing down."

Trump spoke at the White House on Wednesday morning after Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against two Iraq bases where U.S. troops are housed, which followed Trump's authorization of a drone strike killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps called the attack "fierce revenge," while Iran's foreign minister tweeted that "we do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression."

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