President Donald Trump said no Americans were wounded when Iranian forces launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against two military bases in Iraq early Wednesday.
Mr Trump made the declaration in an address to the nation from the White House Wednesday morning.
Recall that the al-Asad air base in western Iraq, which houses some U.S. troops, was hit by at least six missiles, according to a U.S. defense official familiar with the situation.
He said: “The American people should be extremely grateful and happy no Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime,” he said.
“We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.”
He also called on European nations, Russia and China to abandon a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. “They must now break away from the remnants of the Iran deal,” he said.
“The United States is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it,” he said.
Trump said the Iranian strikes caused only “minimal damage” at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. military personnel.
“Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world,” Trump said.