US and Iran back away from open conflict

The Wall Street Journal | Alex Leary, Nancy A. Youssef, Aresu Eqbali and Sune Engel Rasmussen: Trump signal no further strikes, sees Iran’s attack on U.S. forces in Iraq as calibrated to avoid escalation

President Trump moved Wednesday to de-escalate hostilities with Iran, signaling no new U.S. military strikes following an Iranian missile barrage on Iraqi bases housing American and allied military forces that resulted in no casualties.

“Iran appears to be standing down,” Mr. Trump said in a televised address on Wednesday, his first public reaction beyond a tweet Tuesday evening after missiles were fired from Iran.

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