Iran took, concluded proportionate measures, we do not seek war: Iran foreign minister

“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,” Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran Javad Zarif hours after the United States Department of Defense said that “Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq.”

“We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression,” Zarif added.

Prior to the statement of Zarif, the Pentagon said “it is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil.”