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Fact-checking Donald Trump's speech after Iran missile strikes on US troops

PolitiFact Wednesday, 8 January 2020
President Donald Trump said U.S. troops in Iraq had not been harmed by Iranian missile strikes launched in retaliation for a U.S. airstrike that killed one of Iran’s top military leaders, Gen. Qassem Soleimani. "Our great American forces are prepared for anything," Trump said in a White House address Jan. 8. "Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world." He also made a number of statements about Soleimani and U.S. relations with Iran. Here’s a roundup of key claims, fact-checked and with additional context. Iran ... >>More
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Iranian missile strikes on bases in Iraq had not harmed any U.S. troops stationed there and damage was minimal.

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