Iran Launches Missiles At Two US Military Bases In Iraq
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the "US is Iran's enemy" and described the attack on the US targets as a "slap in the face" to the US. After the attack, U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet, “All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well-equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.”
Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif said that the attack was launched in self-defence and “we do not seek escalation or war”.
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has condemned the Iranian missile attack. "We condemn this attack on Iraqi military bases hosting Coalition — including British — forces," he said. "We are concerned by reports of casualties." The UK has not yet confirmed potential British casualties.
Iran took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defense under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens & senior officials were launched.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 8, 2020
We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression.
Meanwhile, in a statement released on Iranian news agency IRNA, the Revolutionary Guards have said that they want to warn all U.S. allies who have allowed its ‘terrorist military’ to use their territory that any place from which action is taken against Iran will be targeted.
"We urge Iran not to repeat these reckless and dangerous attacks, and instead to pursue urgent de-escalation."— Foreign Office (@foreignoffice) January 8, 2020
Foreign Secretary @DominicRaab calls for urgent de-escalation following an attack on Iraqi military bases