Trump denies planning to send 120,000 troops to confront Iran

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an "Angel Families" immigration event at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — US President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied reports he was considering sending 120,000 troops to Iran, but did not rule out sending more “soldiers” in the future.

Referring to a New York Times report on White House plans to send troops, he said: “I think this is false news.”

“But can I do that, of course, but we did not plan for that … I hope we do not have to plan for that, but if we do, we will send a much larger number of soldiers.

The Pentagon has sent a carrier and fighters capable of carrying nuclear warheads to the Gulf region in the past few days.

The 120,000 troops Washington is considering sending will not be used to invade Iran, which requires more troops, analysts said.

That would be a retreat from Trump’s policy of reducing the US military presence outside the country and withdrawing from wars he says are a failure in the region.

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