Following Iran’s missile attacks on US bases in Iraq, country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said that “This was just a slap on US’ face. Revenge is something else.” Khamenei was quoted by Iranian media as saying, “We should be stronger so that no enemy can harm us… as US will never stop its state of enmity with Iran.”
While calling Americans liars, Khamenei stated that US sought to label Iraniann commander General Qassem Soleimani as a terrorist. The Iranian Supreme Leader said that “We should know our enemies, their plans and their methods. We have people to tackle them militarily and politically. Our enemy is America. Last night, we slapped the face of United States.”
“US brought damage to our region. They keep talking about negotiations but they all they want is to interfere. This needs to end,” Ayatollah Khamenei said amid chants of ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel’.
Iran claimed that 80 people were killed in missile attacks on two of its bases housing the US and coalition troops in Iraq. However, the Iraqi military has said that no soldiers died in the Iranian missile attacks.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump took to twitter and wrote: “All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.”