IRAN UPDATE: No American Harmed In Last Night Attack – Trump
US President Donald Trump(C) speaks about the situation with Iran in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, DC, January 8, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Donald Trump has said no American lives were lost in last night’s missile attack by Iranian forces on US troops’ bases in Iraq, noting that the US is ready to embrace peace.

In a live address on Wednesday, US President, Trump said, “I am pleased to inform you, the American people should be extremely grateful and happy, no Americans were harmed in last night attack by the Iranian regime. All of our soldiers are safe; only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases. No American or Iraqi lives were lost because of the precautions taken, the dispersal forces and the early warning systems that worked very well.

“People and leaders of Iran, we want you to have a future and a great future that you deserve; the one with prosperity and harmony. The United States is ready to embrace peace.”

Trump, however, said matter-of-factly that Iran must abandon its penchant for terrorism and nuclear weapons.

“Your campaign of terror, murder and mayhem would not be tolerated any longer. It will not be allowed to go forward.

“As long as I am the president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. Iran must abandon its nuclear ambition and ends its support for terrorism.

“The time has come for the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China to recognize this reality. They must now break away from the Iran nuclear deal.”

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A reflective Trump said, “Iran appears to be standing down which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a good thing for the world.”

He, therefore, called on other world powers to make a deal with Iran to make the world a safer and peaceful place.

“We must all work together in making a deal with Iran that makes the world a safer and more peaceful place. We must also make a deal that makes Iran thrive, prosper and take advantage of its enormous potential.”

Trump added that Iran can be a great country but peace and stability cannot prevail in the Middle East as long as Iran continues to foment violence, unrest, hatred, and war.