In a highly anticipated speech Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump signaled the U.S. would not take military action in response more than a dozen ballistic missiles fired by Iran that targeted two Iraqi airbases housing U.S. troops, but instead would impose additional harsh economic sanctions against Iran to further damage its economy. International Edition’s Steve Miller speaks to James Phillips, a senior research fellow for Middle Eastern affairs at The Heritage Foundation for more analysis.
Congressional Democrats are voting today to curb U.S. President Donald Trump’s ability to pursue open conflict with Iran. VOA Congressional Correspondent Katherine Gypson has the latest update on that story and where things stand with impeachment.
Plus, A top Ukrainian security official set out what he said were the four main theories for why a Ukrainian airliner crashed in Iran the previous day killing 176 people, including a possible missile strike and terrorism.
Those stories and more are all on today's International Edtion.