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President Trump announces additional sanctions on Iran, following attack on U.S. interests in Iraq

President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Washington, as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, Vice President Mike Pence, and others look on. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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UPDATED 6:57 AM PT — Wednesday, January 8, 2020

President Trump recently announced he will impose fresh sanctions on Iran, following ballistic missile attacks on U.S. interests in Iraq. During a briefing at the White House Wednesday, the president said Iran went on a terror spree funded by the money it received from the Obama administration in the 2015 nuclear deal.

President Trump then encouraged the U.K., France, Russia and China to break away from the JCPOA, also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, and work together on a new deal to ensure Iran’s aggression comes to an end.

“Peace and stability cannot prevail in the Middle East as long as Iran continues to foment violence, unrest, hatred and war,” he stated.” The civilized world must send a clear and unified message to the Iranian regime: your campaign of terror, murder, and mayhem will not be tolerated any long, it will not not be allowed to go forward.”

Rescue workers search the scene where an Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. A Ukrainian airplane with more than 170 people crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main airport, killing all onboard. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

President Trump issued his first statement in regards to Iran’s missile attack while taking to Twitter Tuesday, where he stated the U.S. has “the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world.”

Meanwhile, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has claimed responsibility for firing dozens of missiles at the Ain al-Asad and Irbil airbases. The attack comes just days after the U.S. killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike, which prompted Iran to threaten retaliation.

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