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

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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