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Iran says missile attacks on US targets were 'legitimate self-defence'

Reuters
Filed on January 8, 2020
Iraq, Trump, Iran, Qasem Soleimani, Baghdad, Mark Esper, Missile attack, US troops

(AP)

"The US should avoid assessing it based on illusions," Javad Zarif said.

Iran's missile attacks on US targets in Iraq on Wednesday were "legitimate self-defence",  Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told state TV, adding that Washington's assessment to retaliate should not be based on "illusions".

"Our action was a legitimate self-defence and the United States should avoid assessing it based on illusions," Zarif said.

Iran launched missile attacks on US-led forces in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday in retaliation for the US drone strike that killed Iran's commander of Quds Force Qassem Soleimani.



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