President Trump is easing concern over reports American troops were injured during an Iranian counterstrike on a base in Iraq. While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the president said some U.S. service members suffered concussions during the incident.
Tensions between the U.S. and the Iraqi government continue to mount over the presence of U.S. forces in the region. One America’s Chanel Rion has the latest from the White House.
Balad Air Base, which houses American troops, was hit by at least eight rockets on Saturday. Reports said at least four Iraqi military officials were injured following the strike, which occurred north of Baghdad.
The United States is rejecting demands from the Iraqi government to remove troops from the region. On Friday, a spokesperson for the State Department highlighted the crucial mission American forces have in Iraq, including their continued fight against ISIS.
The Trump administration is rolling out new sanctions on the Iranian regime. While speaking at the White House Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration will continue to cut off resources to Iran to stop its global terrorist activities.
The president of Iraqi Kurdistan is insisting the region needs the help of American forces to fight ISIS terrorists. On Wednesday, President Nechirvan Barzani denounced a resolution passed by the Iraqi parliament over the weekend to cancel a request for military assistance from a U.S.-led coalition.
As Iran continues to escalate tensions with the U.S., a debate rages in Baghdad over whether to expel U.S. troops from the country. One America’s Kristian Rouz looks into the deepening crisis.
New reports claim President Trump is facing tough choices of either handing Iraq to Iran or risking future escalation of military tensions with the Ayatollah regime. This comes amid speculation of a possible withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. One America’s Kristian Rouz examines the claims.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was found to have downplayed the Iranian threat to Iraq in the past. A new report highlighted his remarks from 2010, which suggested the Ayatollah regime’s influence in Iraq is “greatly exaggerated.”