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After killing of Iranian Commander Qasem Suleimani US-Iran tensions on Wednesday escalated to a new peak. Iran launched more than half of dozen ballistic missiles in Iraqi base where US forces and coalition forces were residing. On 7th January Iranian retaliated firing missiles in Iraqi base in morning as AFP News Agency reported.
United States Geological Survey said that A 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Iran's Bushehr.
Earlier to that Iranian state TV reported Ukrainian airplane carrying 180 passengers and crew crashed near airport in Iran’s capital, Tehran: AFP Agency.
US earlier issued advisory and restricted its aircrafts to not fly over Iraq, Iran and Persian Gulf.
President Trump Briefed in Morning over Iran’s attack in Iraqi base reports. Trump briefed about attack on US facilities in Iraq, monitoring situation closely: White House
Earlier in Morning US President Trump briefed in front of media saying that ‘All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at 2 military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good’ He also added that we have most powerful & well equipped military anywhere in world, by far ! I will be making statement tomorrow morning.
Earlier Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said we do not seek any escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression.
Iran took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defense under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens & senior officials were launched.
Iran US Escalatory Situations January 7, 2020
Iran launched over a dozen ballistic missiles at 5:30 p.m. (EST) on January 7 and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting US military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil, in Iraq.
Jonathan Hoffman, Assistant to the US Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs: At approximately 5:30 p.m on January 7, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq.
What Iran Demands-
Iranian Revolutionary Guards demanded US to 'recall all US troops' from region. In reply to this President Trump has said ‘recalling US troops’ from Iraq will be foolish decision now.
Iran has vowed for revenge of their leader Suleimani who was killed by US forces at Iraqi International Airport in Baghdad.
Iranian later on 6th January hacked US Govt websites.
News Source- ANI, AFP NA
As per official AFP Reports 11 US troops wounded in last week's Iran attack on Iraq base. Agency quoted Central Command in its tweet