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AFP
May 15, 2019

Trump denies planning to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran

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AFP
May 15, 2019

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a report that he is considering sending 120,000 troops to counter Iran, but didn’t rule out sending “a hell of a lot more” soldiers in the future. “I think it’s fake news,” Trump said of a New York Times report that the White House is considering a plan to send 120,000 troops to the region as part of a tightening pressure campaign against the Iranian government. “Now, would I do that? Absolutely. But we have not planned for that,” Trump told reporters. “Hopefully we’re not going to have to plan for that. If we did that, we’d send a hell of a lot more troops than that.”Meanwhile, Iran‘s Khamenei said ‘there is not going to be any war’ with US. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said that the United States does not want war with Iran but vowed to keep pressuring Tehran. “We fundamentally do not seek a war with Iran,” Pompeo told a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

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