Iran attacks bases housing US troops

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8:43 p.m. ET, January 7, 2020

Trump will not deliver address tonight, White House official says

President Trump will not deliver an address Tuesday night following a missile attack on two Iraqi bases that house US troops, a White House official said.

Aides had been making preparations for a possible address to the nation after Iran fired missiles at US forces in Iraq. 

But an official now says Trump won't appear before cameras tonight.

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8:30 p.m. ET, January 7, 2020

Video appears to show missiles being launched

Sima News
Sima News

A video from Iran’s Sima News reportedly shows missiles being launched and fired at the al-Asad air base in Iraq.

CNN cannot independently verify this video.

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9:27 p.m. ET, January 7, 2020

Iran threatens to attack Dubai and Haifa if country is bombed

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said in its Telegram channel that, in the event Iranian soil is bombed, it will target the cities of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Haifa, Israel, in the third wave of operations.

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8:08 p.m. ET, January 7, 2020

Footage appears to show moment of attack on base

From Fars News
From Fars News

A video from Iran’s Fars news shows the moment that Iran says a “ballistic missile” hit the al-Asad base in Iraq.

The photo above appears to show a flash after a missile hits at or near al-Asad air base.

CNN cannot independently verify this video.

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8:23 p.m. ET, January 7, 2020

Iran threatens to attack inside America if US responds to missile attacks

In its Telegram channel, Iranian Revolutionary Guard says the “Pentagon reports that the US will respond to Iran’s attacks.”

IRGC then says in a footnote, “This time we will respond to you in America”

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8:06 p.m. ET, January 7, 2020

Security increased around the White House, official says

Alex Brandon/AP
Alex Brandon/AP

Security has been increased around the grounds of the White House tonight in light of the current tensions with Iran, a law enforcement official said.

A US Secret Service official declined to comment, passing along a statement released by the agency, saying it "continually assesses the threat environment surrounding all protectees." 

USSS officers with assault rifles were spotted at checkpoints near the White House.

8:05 p.m. ET, January 7, 2020

The White House is making plans for President Trump to address the nation tonight

As President Trump confers with his top advisers tonight at the White House, aides are making urgent preparations at this hour for him to address the nation after Iran fired missiles at US forces in Iraq.

The specific timing of the address is still to be determined — and could be delayed, as information is being gathered — but two officials tell CNN that a speech is being prepared and plans are being made for Trump to speak tonight from the Oval Office.

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7:50 p.m. ET, January 7, 2020

There are no reports of US casualties at this time, official says 

A US official tells CNN that are no reports of US casualties at this time but an assessment is still underway. 

7:57 p.m. ET, January 7, 2020

13 rockets hit al-Asad air base, source says

An Iraqi security source told CNN that “13 rockets hit Ain al-Assad air base in al-Anbar.” 

Iran has also claimed that it targeted al-Asad air base with “tens of ballistic missiles.”

 

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