Last night Iranian forces launched missiles at US-led forces in Iraq in retaliation to the assassination of the head of Iran’s elite Quds force in Baghdad five days ago. Iranian state television said Iran had fired 15 missiles at US targets. Irans Supreme Leader said the missile attack was a slap on the face of the US as he addressed gathering crowds of Iranians who chanted Death to America.
Its not over Expert warns of US escalation following Iran attack
Iran plane crash: Ukraine plane crashes in Tehran killing 180 He said: Military action like this is not sufficient.“What is important is ending the corrupting presence of America in the region.”The US military said the Ain al-Asad air base was targeted at around 10.
30pm (GMT) on Tuesday night.
Irans Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei has ordered US troops to leave the region (Image: REUTERS)
Iranian state television said Iran had fired 15 missiles at US targets (Image: GETTY/AFP)US President Donald Trump confirmed two US bases in Iraq were targeted in the attack.
Mr Trump said an assessment of any causalities and damage is underway but insisted “all is well”He wrote on Twitter: “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!
US President Donald Trump confirmed two US bases in Iraq were targeted (Image: GETTY/AFP)“We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.
”Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told state TV the attack by Iran on US bases in Iraq was legitimate self-defence”.Mr Zarif added Washingtons assessment to retaliate should not be based on illusions.READ MORE: US-Iran war: Ex-FBI outlines terrifying realities to come
Iran news: General Qassem Soleimani was killed by US forces on Friday (Image: GETTY)
Donald Trump insisted all is well following the attack on US bases in Iraq (Image: REUTERS)He said: Our action was a legitimate self-defence and the United States should avoid assessing it based on illusions.
Irans Revolutionary Guard also warned the US and its regional allies against retaliating over the missile attack against the Ain al-Asad air base in Iraqs western Anbar province.The Guard issued the warning via a statement carried by Irans state-run IRNA news agency.It said: We are warning all American allies, who gave their bases to its terrorist army, that any territory that is the starting point of aggressive acts against Iran will be targeted.
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