McConnell: US not trying to start war with Iran

McConnell: US not trying to start war with Iran
Sen. Mitch McConnell MGN Online

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Trump administration is “certainly not trying to start a war with Iran.”

The Kentucky Republican told reporters at his weekly news conference Tuesday that President Donald Trump is taking a “measured approach” to what he considers Iranian aggression.

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The United States has blamed Iran for attacks on two tankers in the Persian Gulf. Iran denies that.

Trump also is sending another 1,000 U.S. troops to the Middle East after Iran said it will break the international agreement on its nuclear program.

Trump administration officials are set to give Congress a series of briefings on Iran this week.

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