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Unrest in the Middle East

Iran has launched missiles at the Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq that was housing members of the United States military.

President Donald Trump issued a statement Tuesday night saying, “All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far!”

Some of Mississippi’s delegation have also released statements concerning the attack.  We will update as more become available.

Congressman Steven Palazzo:  

“I am closely monitoring the situation developing in Iraq. While reports at this point are saying there are no casualties, I am continuing to pray for the safety of our troops fighting overseas.

As our defense secretary stated, America does not seek war but we are prepared to finish one. Our armed forces are the best trained in the world and we must remain united behind them. My full support is with the men and women who are on the front lines.”

Senator Roger Wicker:

“Last night’s attacks on U.S. facilities in Iraq were a needless provocation from the Iranian regime, which has been among the world’s largest sponsors of terrorism. Thankfully, no American service members were killed or wounded, and the Iranian missiles did minimal damage.

Today, President Trump has offered Tehran a choice. They can go down the path of war and continue their destabilizing pursuit of a nuclear weapon, or they can choose the path of reconciliation and come to the table to negotiate a more prosperous future for their people.

President Trump has made it clear that the United States will continue to hold the Iranian regime accountable for their actions. We will continue to resist the terrorist actions of the Iranian government. I hope that our NATO partners will join us in this effort.”

Congressman Michael Guest:

“Our strength is unparalleled as a united nation. We must remain unified against terrorism and continue to give our full support and prayers to our troops in the Middle East.”

Congressman Trent Kelly:

“Our men and women in uniform serving in the Middle East need to know they have our support back home. Now more than ever, we must stand united and support our Commander-in-Chief and servicemembers abroad.”

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