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Congressman Don Young’s Statement Following Iranian Missile Attacks on American Installations in Iraq

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Washington, January 8, 2020 | comments

Washington, D.C. Today, in response to Iranian missile strikes on military installations housing American servicemembers in Iraq, Alaska Congressman Don Young released the following statement:

“We are all very grateful that no American servicemembers were harmed by last night’s attacks by Iran on military installations in Iraq. I am especially thankful that our Alaska-based soldiers serving in Iraq are safe and accounted for following the strike, and pray for their continued safety. We must be clear-eyed about this situation; Iran is the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism and continues to be a bad-faith actor in the diplomatic arena. Qasem Soleimani was a terrorist who committed heinous atrocities and facilitated human rights abuses against the oppressed people of Iran. Freedom-loving people everywhere shed no tears for his loss, and our world is a safer place without him. America’s military is strong and stands ready to defend our citizens, allies, and way of life against further aggression by the Iranian regime. I am grateful for President Trump’s strong leadership as the world comes together in support of the Iranian peoples’ pursuit of liberty.”

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