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Foreign Secretary statement on attack on Iraqi military bases


Late last night, the Iranian military said they had carried out an attack on US installations in Iraq.

The Pentagon says “more than a dozen” ballistic missiles were launched from Iran at two locations in Iraq - Al-Asad and Erbil. “These bases have been on high alert due to indications that the Iranian regime planned to attack our forces & interests”

UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab responded with a statement on the attack:

"We condemn this attack on Iraqi military bases hosting Coalition - including British - forces.

"We are concerned by reports of casualties and use of ballistic missiles.

"We urge Iran not to repeat these reckless and dangerous attacks, and instead to pursue urgent de-escalation.

"A war in the Middle East would only benefit Daesh and other terrorist groups."

Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign minister said:

"Iran took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defense under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens & senior officials were launched.

"We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression."

US President Donald Trump said in a tweet:

"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."



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Foreign Secretary statement on attack on Iraqi military bases
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