What Iran's accurate missile attack on U.S. interests means for India
Jan 13 2020
It is now unclear whether there have been any casualties, but the Ministry of Defence has confirmed no British service personnel were hurt in the attacks.
Iranian television showed mourners celebrating the attack.
He tweeted earlier today: "All is well!" Rockets launched from Iran at two military bases in Iraq.
"So far, so good!" he wrote. We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! The US military said at least two Iraqi facilities hosting US-led coalition personnel were targeted at about 1:30 a.m. Iraq time (2230 GMT on Tuesday). US President Donald Trump spokesperson Stephanie Grisham said the president is informed of the attacks and is consulting with his team of advisers.
In an address to a gathering of people in Tehran on Wednesday morning, Ayatollah Khamenei said the United States "received a slap in the face last night" after the IRGC launched missile attacks on American military bases in Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of Lt.
Oil pared gains during the session on rising doubts that Iran would strike back in a way that would disrupt oil supplies.
How have other countries responded to the attack?
"There were no victims among the Iraqi forces", it added, but did not mention whether or not there were casualties among foreign troops.
"We are concerned by reports of casualties and use of ballistic missiles".
Following the crisis, the UK's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab described Iran's attack as "reckless and dangerous" and urged the country not to repeat it.
An adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said, however, that any retaliation from the USA against the rocket attacks could lead to "a total war in the Middle East".
Boris Johnson will face MPs in the Commons later for his first Prime Minister's Questions since the general election, following criticism from Labour about his lack of public comments on the crisis.
Germany, Denmark, Norway, Poland and Canada have announced none of their troops in Iraq were hurt in the attack.