US President Donald Trump addressed the nation Wednesday morning following an Iranian ballistic missile attack early Wednesday targeting two Iraqi airbases that house U.S. troops, a move that came after Iranian leaders threatened to retaliate against the United States for a U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian commander. VOA White House Correspondent Patsy Widakuswara speaks to International Edition’s Steve Miller about the President’s remarks.
In addition, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the Iranian strikes a "slap in the face" to the United States, and said the "corrupt presence" of the U.S. in the region should come to an end. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani added later in a tweet that Iran's "final answer" to the killing of Quds force commander Qassem Soleimani "will be to kick all U.S. forces out of the region." VOA Pentagon Correspondent Carla Babb speaks to International Edition’s Steve Miller to provide details about the attach and reactions from the Defense Department.
Plus, Nissan's fugitive ex-boss, Carlos Ghosn, on Wednesday described his arrest in Japan, from which he escaped last month, as a plot against him and his detention conditions as a ``travesty'' against human rights.
Those stories and more are all on today's International Edition.