Iran-U.S. reaction from Arkansas politicians; Iran fires missiles at 2 U.S. bases in Iraq


ARKANSAS (KNWA) — UPDATE: Following President Trump’s remarks on Wednesday, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) released the following statement:

“As I’ve said all along, if Iran wants to start a fight, the United States will end it. I suspect that Iran’s weak attacks on sand dunes at two of our bases in Iraq are a signal that the fight ended when we killed Qassem Soleimani, and that the mullahs are running scared. A leopard can’t change its spots, and Tehran won’t change course overnight. They’ll continue using proxies to fight their battles. But they can’t hide—we know who their proxies are, and the United States will remain vigilant in the defense of our citizens and allies in the region.”

Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas)

Original storyIran attacked two military bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed Tuesday evening, January 7, according to the Pentagon.

The bases are in Baghdad and Erbil.

The Pentagon spokesman said that the missiles were launched from Iran. The missiles launched were in retaliation for the U.S.’s killing of Iranian General Suleimani in Baghdad on January 3.

Senator John Boozman released this statement:

Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR-Dist. 3) — “Praying for the safety of our troops in Iraq and around the globe. One of the greatest differentiators of America is the unyielding commitment our brave men and women in uniform make to defending freedom. Our military and their families exemplify service above self each day.”

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford released this statement;

Rep. Bruce Westerman’s office statement: “The congressman is closely monitoring the situation and will release further comment as more details emerge.”

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released this statement:

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