He said the US could use Iraq as a regional launching pad to carry out operations against the ISIS and Syria. Trump vowed that his administration will give a "harsh response" if America faced another terrorist attack.
The House and the Senate both adjourned for the evening, ending any hopes of a last-minute compromise to pass a spending bill that would keep nine Cabinet agencies operating past a deadline of midnight.
China will keep next year's economic growth within "a reasonable range", the statement said, after the conclusion of the Central Economic Work Conference, a closed-door gathering of party leaders and policymakers.
Christopher Wray stood behind the intelligence agencies' assessment that Moscow meddled in the 2016 presidential election, dismissing Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that his country was not involved.
The new executive order came after more than 2,300 children were separated from their parents and relatives which now, requires agencies and Pentagon to place families together in family units who have entered the country illegally.