Iran's Supreme Leader: 'We slapped them on the face' – BBC News


Speaking at an event commemorating the 1978 Qom protest – a key event leading up to the Islamic Revolution – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says “the country is equipped today against the bullies of the world”.

He says the killed commander Qasem Soleimani’s “martyrdom shows the liveliness of our revolution to the world”

In the early hours of Wednesday, Iran fired rockets at two air bases in Iraq that house US troops
It is unclear if there have been any casualties – but Iraq says none of its troops were killed
President Trump says ‘So far, so good’ after a briefing with his top brass
Mr Trump says he will make a full statement on Wednesday morning, US time
Iran says it is retaliation for the killing of Iran’s top military commander Qasem Soleimani
‘Any territory that is the starting point of aggressive acts against Iran will be targeted,’ says Iran
But Iran’s foreign minister says later ‘we do not seek escalation or war’

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