January 08, 2020

Trump: No Americans harmed in attack by Iran, which 'appears to be standing down'

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Source: Stars and Stripes

Journalists Corey Dickstein, Caitlin M. Kenney

President Donald Trump said no American troops were injured or killed in an attack Tuesday night by Iran, which launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases hosting American troops in retaliation for the United States killing one of Iran’s top military leaders.

“I am pleased to inform you, the American people should be extremely grateful and happy no Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime,” Trump said Wednesday morning in a brief White House address, flanked by his top national security officials. “We suffered no casualties – all our soldiers are safe and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.”

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  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...