US and Iran step back from full hostilities

Relations between the US and Iran seem to have calmed for the moment, but many believe that there will be more attacks carried out soon by Iranian proxies

12th January, 2020
US and Iran step back from full hostilities
President Trump Addresses The Nation After Iranian Attacks In Iraq Target Bases Where U.S. Troops Stationed Picture: Getty

The week that started with a bang that rocked the world ended with a whimper in Washington and Tehran, as both US president Donald Trump and Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appear to have each taken a step back from the brink of war.

For now.

Trump chose not to respond militarily to the Iranian missile strikes that targeted Iraqi bases housing US troops. Instead, Pentagon and Department of State spokesmen portrayed...

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