Iran Attacked US Facilities In Iraq But All Is Well According To Trump
Iran targeted US-led forces in Iraq on Wednesday. This attack was in retaliation to the drone strike that killed its powerful military commander QassemSulemani.
Iran attacked US in Iraq
The state television of Iran reported that it fired 15 missiles the US-bases Ain al-Asad air base and another US facility in Erbil in Iraq about 1:30 am Iraqi time on Wednesday. Also, it said that Iran didn’t want to escalate tension. It was also claimed that around 80 US soldiers were killed in the attack. Also, the helicopters and other military equipment stationed at the facilities were damaged.
US on Iran attack
All was well said the US president Donald Trump. He also visited one of the targets – Ain al-Asad – to take stock of the situation. According to early indications, the US reported no casualty but the officials refused to comment on the impact of the attack. Hours earlier the attack, the US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the US anticipated the attack.
Iran want peace
The attack was aimed at US bases and no other country including Iraq reported any loss. Iran has long been demanding that the US should quit from the middle east but now it needs revenge.
Iran attack impacted stock market
Crude oil prices jumped to 5% on worries that an escalated conflict could cut oil supplies but soon retreated after tweets from Trump and Zarif. The oil minister of UAC said that latest events shouldn’t be exaggerated. The US said that it would ban US airlines from operating in the airspace of Iran and Iraq.