UAE calls for 'political path towards stability' after Iran attacks on US forces

Web Report/Abu Dhabi
Filed on January 8, 2020
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(Wam file)

Tehran fired more than a dozen missiles on airbases in Iraq hosting US-led coalition personnel.

Dr. Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, issued a brief statement on Wednesday morning after Iran strikes on Iraq airbases used by US forces.

The minister tweeted:

'Essential that the region pulls back from the current and troubling tensions. De-escalation is both wise and necessary. A political path towards stability must follow.'

Iran launched a missile attack on US-led forces in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday in retaliation for the US drone strike on an Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani whose killing has raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East.

Tehran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles from Iranian territory against at least two Iraqi military bases hosting US-led coalition personnel at about 1.30am local time, the US military said on Tuesday.

According to the Iraqi military, around 22 missiles were fired by Iran at US forces on the airbases.

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