WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 14: U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he walks toward Marine One before departing from the White House on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is traveling to Louisiana. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he hopes the US is not “going to war with Iran.”
The US and Iran are in the midst of a military standoff after the Trump administration deployed military assets to the Middle East in response to unspecified threats.
The Trump administration has so far offered vague answers on what its plans are regarding Iran, which has even frustrated some Republican lawmakers as Democrats raise alarm bells about a potential war.

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President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday said “I hope not” when asked by a reporter if the US is “going to war with Iran.”

Tensions between Tehran and Washington have reached new heights in recent weeks after the US deployed military assets to the Middle East — including an aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers — in response to unspecified threats to US forces in the region.

Some reports have suggested that the Trump administration has considered sending 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran threatens US service members stationed there or takes significant steps toward obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Trump has dismissed these reports, but also said he’d be willing …read more

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