Day after Iran missile attack, two rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone
Baghdad | Jagran News Desk: Hours after Trump said that “no American was killed in missile strikes by Iran”, two rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone on Wednesday night.
Sources -- quoted by AFP -- said that they heard two loud blasts by the wailing security sirens in the Green Zone.
The attack came hours after US President Donald Trump said that “no American was killed in missile strikes by Iran”. Addressing a press conference, the US President said that Iran will never be allowed to have nuclear weapons.
He also said that the US will impose "additional punishing sanctions" on Iran. However, Trump made no mention of possible retaliation to the recent missile attack by Tehran.
"No Americans were harmed in last night's attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties. All our soldiers are safe, only minimal damages were sustained at our military bases," Trump said in his address.
"To the people and leaders of Iran, we want you to have a future and a great future, one that you deserve," he added.
Meanwhile, Iran on Wednesday said that it respects Iraq's territorial integrity. In a letter to the United Nations Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Iran's ambassador to the UN, Majid Takht Ravanchi, said his country has full respect for "the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the Republic of Iraq."
"The operation was precise and targeted military objectives thus leaving no collateral damage to civilians and civilian assets in the area," the diplomat said.
"Iran recalls its dedication to the maintenance of international peace and security and stresses that it does not seek escalation or war," it added.
On Tuesday night, Iran launched over a dozen ballistic missiles targeting at least two bases where US military and coalition forces' are stationed in Iraq, the Pentagon said.
According to Iranian state TV, the attacks were in revenge for the killing of the commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards, General Qasem Soleimani, in a US drone strike on Friday, which was ordered by President Donald Trump.
(With PTI inputs)
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