Trump Denies Report He’s Considering 120,000 Troops to Counter Iran

Posted on May 14, 2019 2:09 pm

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VOA Persian’s Shahla Arasteh contributed from Washington. PENTAGON — U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected a report that he is considering sending 120,000 troops to counter Iran, but didn’t rule out deploying “a lot more” soldiers in the future. “I think it’s fake news,” Trump said of a New York Times report that the White House is considering a plan to send 120,000 troops to the region. “Now, would I do that? Absolutely. But we have not planned for that,” Trump said Tuesday. The Pentagon has dispatched an aircraft carrier and nuclear-capable bomber planes to the region in the last