The US operation in Iraq could come to a humiliating end as Trump's Iran moves backfire

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Iran”,”duration”:”10:21″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/01/08/president-donald-trump-full-remarks-iran-response-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/01/08/president-donald-trump-full-remarks-iran-response-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200108105905-04-trump-iran-statement-0108-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/01/08/president-donald-trump-full-remarks-iran-response-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/tensions-with-iran/”,”description”:”President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the White House, announcing his administration will hit Iran with new sanctions in the wake of its attack on two Iraqi military bases housing US troops, as well as in response to its broader aggression in the region.”,”descriptionText”:”President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the White House, announcing his administration will hit Iran with new sanctions in the wake of its attack on two 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CNN cannot independently verify this video.”},{“title”:”How Soleimani used asymmetric warfare against Iran’s enemies”,”duration”:”01:31″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/01/03/iran-asymmetric-warfare-soleimani-syria-yemen-aramco-lon-orig-ejk.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/01/03/iran-asymmetric-warfare-soleimani-syria-yemen-aramco-lon-orig-ejk.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200103161905-qassem-soleimani-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/01/03/iran-asymmetric-warfare-soleimani-syria-yemen-aramco-lon-orig-ejk.cnn/video/playlists/tensions-with-iran/”,”description”:”CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh explains how Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani used asymmetric warfare against the country’s enemies and their allies.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh explains how Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani used asymmetric warfare against the country’s enemies and their allies.”},{“title”:”Iran FM: We do not seek escalation of war”,”duration”:”01:31″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2020/01/08/iran-tweets-following-attack-iraq-air-base-sot-cpt-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2020/01/08/iran-tweets-following-attack-iraq-air-base-sot-cpt-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190718121807-iran-flag-stock-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2020/01/08/iran-tweets-following-attack-iraq-air-base-sot-cpt-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/tensions-with-iran/”,”description”:”Iranian Foreign Minister Javid Zarif issued a statement via Twitter saying Iran does not seek an escalation of war, hours after u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/2020/01/07/politics/rockets-us-airbase-iraq/index.html” target=”_blank”>they attacked an Iraqi air base that housed US military personnel.u003c/a>”,”descriptionText”:”Iranian Foreign Minister Javid Zarif issued a statement via Twitter saying Iran does not seek an escalation of war, hours after u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/2020/01/07/politics/rockets-us-airbase-iraq/index.html” target=”_blank”>they attacked an Iraqi air base that housed US military personnel.u003c/a>”},{“title”:”Iran could use this drone for attacks”,”duration”:”02:14″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2020/01/07/iran-weapons-america-foreman-tapper-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2020/01/07/iran-weapons-america-foreman-tapper-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200107181543-iran-weapons-america-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2020/01/07/iran-weapons-america-foreman-tapper-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/tensions-with-iran/”,”description”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/tom-foreman-profile” target=”_blank”>Tom Foremanu003c/a> walks Jake Tapper through the some of Iran’s weapons and the potential danger they pose to the US and its allies. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/tom-foreman-profile” target=”_blank”>Tom Foremanu003c/a> walks Jake Tapper through the some of Iran’s weapons and the potential danger they pose to the US and its allies. “}],’js-video_headline-featured-29b6rr’,”,”js-video_source-featured-29b6rr”,true,true,’tensions-with-iran’);if (typeof configObj.context !== ‘string’ || configObj.context.length

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