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Central Coast politicians react to increasing tensions with Iran

As promised, Iran responded to the killing of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani with military actions of their own. Targeting two Iraqi military bases with dozens of ballistic missiles. Those bases, Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq and another in Erbil, the north of the country, house U.S. forces.

No casualties have been reported by government officials.

Central Coast politicians are reacting to the increase in tensions. 

Congressman Salud Carbajal released this statement: 

“Our fears of escalation with Iran have sadly come true with the most recent attack. My thoughts are with the U.S. troops and personnel stationed in Iraq. I am outraged, as this series of events was avoidable. It is now more important than ever that this administration’s recklessness stops and that cooler heads prevail. We do not want war.”

Congresswoman Julia Brownley said this: 

“The President’s reckless policies — from unilaterally pulling out of the nuclear agreement, to ordering the airstrike that killed Soleimani — have led to a dramatic escalation that endangers American troops and our allies in the region, and is inching us toward another endless war the American people do not want. President Trump must deescalate this situation, and he must do it now.”

President Trump will address the nation at 8 a.m. from the White House.

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