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Iran tensions

Trump backs away from conflict after Iran strike kills no Americans

US adds sanctions but oil price drops and stocks surge as tensions ease

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a statement about Iran at the White House on Jan. 8.   © Reuters

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON/DUBAI -- The U.S. called for peace Wednesday following Iran's attack on two military bases hosting American troops in Iraq, signaling Washington's hope to de-escalate tensions with Tehran.

"The United States is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it," Trump said at a news conference at the White House, which was held to address the Tuesday night attacks.

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