Iranian strikes in Iraq: Trump’s upcoming speech on the possible response, and Tehran vowing more

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump will address a possible response to Iranian strikes targeting two bases used by US forces in Iraq. This comes at a time when the Iranian leader, Ali Khamenei, considered that this “strike is not enough, but must continue to work to remove American forces from the region.”

US President Donald Trump announced that he would make a statement about the bombing of Iran at dawn Wednesday, two military bases used by US forces in Iraq.

“Everything is fine! Missiles have been fired from Iran at two military bases in Iraq,” Trump said in a tweet on Twitter. By a huge difference! I will make a statement tomorrow morning. ”

On Wednesday, Trump will deliver a speech from the White House after the Iranian missile strikes that targeted two bases in Iraq.

The US Presidency said that Trump will speak at 11:00 (16:00 GMT).

On the other hand, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Wednesday that Iran “has clearly demonstrated that it will not retreat in front of America,” and said, “If the United States commits another crime, it must know that it will deliver a more assertive response,” adding in a speech to the cabinet “but if they are reasonable They will not do anything else at this point. ”

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, announced on Wednesday that a “slap” was directed at the United States with the launch of Iranian ballistic missiles at US bases in Iraq.

“Last night, the Americans were slapped,” Khamenei said in a speech broadcast live on state television. He added, “This strike alone is not enough, but work must continue to remove the American forces from the region.”

He continued, “The American intervention brought tension and instability to the region,” stressing that “the peoples and governments of the elected region do not accept the American presence.”

Revolutionary Guards threatening “Israel”!

As for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which announced the attack and called it “the martyr Soleimani,” he called on Washington to withdraw its forces from the region “in order to prevent more casualties and not to allow the threat of more American military lives.”

The Revolutionary Guards also threatened to strike “Israel” and “allied governments” of the United States in the region. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded by warning that Israel would strike a “thunderous blow” in the event of an attack.

For his part, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted, “We are not seeking escalation or war, but we will defend ourselves against any aggression.”

Iran has fired missiles at two bases where US soldiers are stationed in Iraq in response to the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, which threatens to explode the situation in the region.

Iranian missile strikes were carried out after the funeral of Soleimani, who was assassinated with the deputy head of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Committee, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, and eight others, was completed.

Iranian-Iraqi-Lebanese Front

The prominent leader of the Popular Mobilization Forces, Qais Khazali, vowed on Wednesday to respond to the American strike.

Khazali, a leader of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq faction, one of the most prominent factions of the popular crowd, said in a tweet, “The first Iranian response to the assassination of the martyr leader # Soleimani happened, now is the time of the first Iraqi response to the assassination of the martyr leader # Engineer, and because the Iraqis are brave and jealous, it will not be Their response is less than the size of the Iranian response. ”

The “Al-Nujaba Movement”, from the main popular crowd factions led by Akram al-Kaabi, expressed in a tweet its thanks to Iran and vowed to revenge “with Iraqi hands” and continue fighting against American forces.

The factions loyal to Iran in Iraq announced that they had formed a joint front to coordinate with Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah to direct a deliberate response against the Americans.

“The Marines must immediately return to their dens to make coffins because the international resistance regiments were formed in order to implement the harsh and deliberate response to the American terrorist forces,” she added.

What happened in Ein Al-Assad and Erbil bases?

On Wednesday morning, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in a statement that 22 missiles had fallen within half an hour on the two Ain Al-Assad bases in western Iraq and Erbil in the north. The two bases are based on foreign soldiers, most of them Americans.

The statement, which was published about seven hours after the attack and did not refer to Iran, indicated that the bombing was carried out at the same time that Soleimani was assassinated near Baghdad airport on Friday, and continued “from 0145 hrs (22:45 GMT) to 0215 hrs. (23,15 GMT). ”

“We have received an official verbal message from the Islamic Republic of Iran that the Iranian response to the assassination of the martyr Qasim Soleimani has begun or will begin shortly, and that the strike will be limited to the whereabouts of the US military in Iraq,” said the spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi. .

He explained that the American side “contacted us at the same time, and the missiles were falling on the wing of the American forces at Ein al-Assad bases in Anbar and Harir in Erbil.”

The strikes did not lead to casualties among the Iraqi forces, and no casualties were reported among the American soldiers. It is the first response of Tehran to the assassination of Soleimani, who was considered the architect of Iranian strategic plans in the region.


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