Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said a “slap in the face” was delivered to the United States when the Islamic republic fired missiles at US troop bases in Iraq.
Iranian ballistic missile attacks on two Iraqi military bases housing American troops early Wednesday was a “slap on the face” to the U.S., Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech hours after the strikes.
But “such military actions are not enough,” Khamenei said on Twitter, suggesting further acts of revenge for the U.S. killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
Khamenei went on to describe the U.S. presence as a source of corruption in the Middle East and demanded that U.S. troops leave the region. He named Iran’s enemies like the U.S., Israel and the “arrogant system” in an apparent reference to the West. Washington and Tehran have not had formal diplomatic relations since 1980. News by CNBC