“I hope this will be a memorable lesson for America,” said Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami; Sen. Graham: “You continue this crap, you’re going to wake up one day out of the oil business…”
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United States on Wednesday that Washington might have “cut off the arm” of General Qasem Soleimani but America’s “leg” in the region would be cut off in response. His comments came hours after Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles and targeted US bases in Iraq on Tuesday night in retaliation for the killing last week of Soleimani, Iran’s Quds Force commander.
US President Donald Trump responded, early morning Israel time, with a tweet saying: “All is well.”
“Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq,” the president tweeted. “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.”
The Pentagon confirmed that more than a dozen ballistic missiles had been fired from Iran at a number of US military bases in Iraq, including the al-Assad airbase, which hosts both Iraqi and US soldiers. US officials also confirmed that the president was briefed on the situation.
“We are aware of the reports of attacks on US facilities in Iraq,” White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement immediately following the incidents. “The President has been briefed, and is monitoring the situation closely and consulting
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