Iran vows to take ‘harsher revenge soon’ after missile attacks

A senior Iranian commander has said Tehran will take “harsher revenge soon” after missile attacks on US targets in Iraq.

According to the Tasnim news agency, Abdollah Araghi spoke after US President Donald Trump said that Iran appeared to be “standing down” amid tensions between the two countries.

Ali Fadavi, the deputy head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, has said Iran’s missile attacks showed Tehran’s military power and the US forces “couldn’t do a damn thing”, according to a separate Tasnim report.

Iran fired missiles at bases housing US troops in Iraq in retaliation for the US killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani, who was targeted in an airstrike near Baghdad airport last week.

Men look over a crater caused by a missile fired by Iran at US-led coalition forces in Duhok, Iraq
Image:Men look over a crater caused by a missile fired by Iran at US-led coalition forces in Duhok, Iraq

No American troops were killed in the Iran attacks, but Mr Trump has said the US will impose sanction on Iran that will remain in place until the country “changes its behaviour”.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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