9 Jan 2020

Trump says Iran appears to be standing down

From Summer Report, 8:10 am on 9 January 2020

The US President, Donald Trump, appears to be backing away from any further military action against Iran.

Yesterday, Iran launched more than a dozen missiles at two US bases in Iraq, in retaliation for last week's drone strike on the Iranian military commander, Qassem Soleimani.

Speaking at a media conference, Donald Trump said no Americans were harmed in the attack, and only minimal damage was sustained at the targeted US military bases. And he made no indication that the US would react violently to the missile strikes.

The BBC's Security correspondent, Frank Gardiner, speaks to Leigh-Marama McLachlan.