The US and Iran catapulted the world into a panic as tensions spiked in the aftermath of the assassination of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani last Friday. Tehran responded to the murder of General Soleimani by firing 22 missiles on two US military bases in Iraq on Wednesday, with Foreign Secretary Javad Zarif saying the attack was proportionate as he suggested the strike concluded the clash.
But security analyst Fred Fleitz warned Donald Trump should still beware of further terrorist attacks from Tehran proxies. Related articles
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WATCH horror video released by Iran shows impact of missile strike Speaking to BBCs Today programme, Mr Fleitz said: I’m a little worried about that.
I still think there could be terrorist attacks by proxies, maybe some proxies that are not completely under the control of Iran.I also think the Iranians are worried about how President Trump would respond so they may think this was proportionate and I don’t want to see a war start so I hope that’s the case.
The security expert, who served as chief of staff to former US National Security Advisor John Bolton, urged both the US and Iran to de-escalate the tension and seek a diplomatic response to the rising tensions between the two countries.Mr Fleitz continued: I studied the Iranian missile programme very closely and I know they’ve made significant improvements in the accuracy of their cruise missiles and drones.
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Donald Trump was warned to prepare for further attacks (Image: MSNBC•GETTY)
Donald Trump insisted all is well after Iran struck two military bases in Iraq (Image: MSNBC)This was a demonstration of force, it was not intended to inflict casualties and I suspect the Iranians would like to move on.
That’s the approach we all should take unless there’s loss of life or unless there’s another incident.It should also be accompanied by some sort of diplomacy, perhaps with the UK or France, perhaps even Russia, to try and find a way to ratchet tensions down.Minister Zarif insisted Tehran responded to the murder of Qassem Soleimani in self-defence as he commented on the attack of two US military bases carried out by Iranian forces overnight.
Writing on Twitter, the Iranian politician wrote: Iran took and concluded proportionate measures in self-defence under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base which cowardly armed attack against our citizens and senior officials were launched. READ MORE: Iran fires chilling shot at UK by claims its US partner in crime
Fred Fleitz warned Iran proxies could still target the US after Tehrans official response (Image: FRANCE 24)We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggressions.
.Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said the response attack was a slap in the face of the United States.....