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

AFP  |  Washington 

on Monday rejected a report that he is considering sending 120,000 troops to counter Iran, but didn't rule out sending "a hell of a lot more" soldiers in the future.

"I think it's fake news," Trump said of a report that the is considering a plan to send 120,000 troops to the region as part of a tightening pressure campaign against the

"Now, would I do that? Absolutely. But we have not planned for that," Trump told reporters.

"Hopefully we're not going to have to plan for that. If we did that, we'd send a hell of a lot more troops than that."

The has already dispatched an and nuclear-capable bomber planes to the region in the last few days.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 21:41 IST