President Trump says Iran is backing down

The president is now talking about diplomacy after an Iranian missile attack on American troops in Iraq resulted in no casualties. ABC News’ Serena Marshall reports.
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If they're good morning everybody you for joining us we begin with the US in Iran pulling back from the brink of war at least for now president trump says Iran is standing down he's now talking about diplomacy after Ron carried out that missile attack on American troops and Iraq with out any casualties but now lawmakers in Washington are demanding more information. After being briefed on the deadly US drone strike that escalated tensions. And some of the sharpest criticism is coming from a member of president Trump's own party ABCs are in a Marshall has the latest from Washington Serena good morning. And today good morning devoted you despite that attack the president is saying that Iran is standing down and won't be ordering military retaliation. Wind to focus on sanctions and peace talks but congress still moving to limit his work. Hours. The before and Asher of Iran's ballistic missile strikes targeting US troops and a rock. Newly released satellite images revealing the scale of damage from seventeen missiles launched at the two bases just one day ago. Causing chaos. Each missile carrying a 1000 pound warhead. They were intended to. Cause structural damage. Destroyed vehicles and Pittman and aircraft and he killed us. Even as Iran claimed victory and troop deaths on state TV there were no casualties were US or coalition forces. The president saying that evidence Iran was standing down and instead of retaliation or talking tougher sanctions. The fact that we have this great military and we do not want to use it. American strength both military and economic. Is the best deterrent. And in the change of tune urging the continuation of the existing home run nuclear deal he pulled the US out of to pursue negotiations. Over a new one we must all work together toward making. A deal with the Wren. On Capitol Hill as national security team at briefing members of congress but Democrats leaving I'm convinced. It is a far cry. From meeting that standard and imminent threat. And too conservative Republican senators Rand Paul and Mike Utley agreed saying they'll join Democrats and vote to limit the president's war powers. What I found so distressing about that briefing. Was that one of the messages we received from the briefer was do not debate do not discuss. The issue of the appropriateness of further Miller military intervention against Iran. But if you do you'll be simple opening a rant I find this. Insulting and demeaning. But not personally but to the office. That each of the 100 senators in this building happens to hold. That senate vote is an expected and Helen next week later today the house will be taking their bill on a resolution making clear to the president. He wants to go to war only congress to sign off catch in the right through ever so they're Washington thanks for joining us this morning.

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