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Iran messaged U.S. immediately after missile attack that no further action would be taken: NYT

It has emerged that immediately after Iran launched missiles against military bases in Iraq that house American troops, Tehran delivered a message to the U.S. that there wouldn't be any further attacks, in a response to previous message from the U.S. The New York Times reported on Saturday that Iran sent an encrypted fax to the Swiss embassy in Tehran that the strike was a retaliatory move for the killing its top general Qassem Soleimani, but they would not be following up on the attack. The report says the message was delivered to the Swiss embassy in the U.S. and was in President Trump's hands within 5 minutes. The New York Times reports that the message played a significant role in defusing the situation. A day after Iran's retaliatory attack, President Trump said Iran appeared to be standing down and unveiled new economic sanctions instead of further military action. Meanwhile, the Iraqi military said on Sunday that military bases hosting U.S. troops were hit by rockets, wounding four Iraqi troops.

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