President Trump addressed the nation Wednesday afternoon after an Iranian missile strike on US troops in Iraq; saying Tehran “appears to be standing down” while vowing the Islamic Regime “will never have a nuclear weapon.”
“No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime,” said the President. “Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned.”
“The fact that we have this great military and equipment, however, does not mean we need to use it. … We do not want to use it,” he added.
“U.S. defense officials told Fox News the U.S. military did not attempt to shoot down the ballistic missiles fired from Iran because there were no American military assets in place to intercept them. The Patriot and Avenger anti-missile defense systems are deployed to other locations in the Middle East, but not to the two Iraqi bases targeted by Iran. Officials say the American assets are in high demand and short supply around the world,” reports Fox News.
Watch the President’s full address above.