Killing the general, Iran attacked the US army in Iraq, Trump considered the reaction

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BAGHDAD / WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iranian forces fired rockets at US military bases in Iraq on Wednesday in retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general, sparking a conflict with Washington. against the backdrop of the vast war in the Middle East.

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, addressed an Iranian meeting chanting Death Death to America, saying the attacks were a slap in the face of the U.S. military and that the US military should leave. out of the area.

Tehran Foreign Minister, said Iran has taken measures commensurate with the self-defense organization and did not seek to escalate the confrontation.

The next move seems to lie to Washington.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who ordered a drone attack that killed General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad on Friday, gave an initial response on Twitter: all was fine!

Casualties and damage from rocket attacks are being assessed and Trump said he would issue a statement on Wednesday.

Trump, who was impeached last month and faces an election this year, over the weekend threatened to target 52 Iranian locations if Iran retaliated against the killing of Soleimani.


Iranian state television said Iran had fired 15 ballistic missiles from its territory at US targets in neighboring Iraq. The targets are al-Asad air base and another facility in Erbil, the Pentagon said.

One source said the early signs were no casualties in the United States, while other U.S. officials declined …

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