Local reaction to Iranian and U.S. conflict

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) Hossein moved to Reno from Iran 18 years ago. He still has family living in that region and says the last thing anyone wants is another war.

"They are more scared because they are feeling we are close to war between Iran and United States and nobody wants the war because we've seen the war for eight years with Saddam Hussein," he said.

Hossein also says the majority of Iranians are upset about the United States taking out its top military commander, but they still support America.

"Even the people who are against the government, they didn't like it," he said.

He also believes that the retaliation by Iran was just a show of force and not meant to escalate tensions against the United States.

"It wasn't a real action because nobody was killed and no damage to the base, major damage," he said.

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