Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that Tehran took and accomplished proportionate measures in self-defence in accordance with the UN Charter when it targeted the US military bases in Iraq.
He added that Iran is not seeking any war or escalation, but will act in defence against any aggression.
Approximately 35 missiles were launched by the IRGC towards military bases in Ayn al-Asad and Erbil, where American military personnel is deployed at the moment. Later, a second series of rockets was fired towards US targets in Iraq, Iranian state TV reported.
Tehran dubbed the operation “Martyr Suleimani”, designed as a harsh revenge for Lieutenant General Qassem Suleimani, who was martyred in the targeted US attack on the Baghdadi International Airport on 3 January.
Source: Iranian Agencies