Trump said the United States did not necessarily have to hit back after Iran's attack on military bases housing USA troops in Iraq, itself an act of retaliation for the January 3 US strike that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani. "He's dead", Trump said.
The U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based 5th Fleet said it would work with shippers in the region to minimize any possible threat. We do not want to use it. Additionally, given the ramping up of Iranian provocative and unsafe actions, some American military response to restore at least some deterrence was in order.
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Two U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal discussions, said targeting Soleimani was not representative of a wholesale shift in American policy toward Iran, despite Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comments on Sunday that the U.S. was targeting Iran's "actual decision-makers" rather than its network of proxy allies. He offered no specifics.
Soleimani was the head of Iran's Quds Force.
"We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression", Zarif wrote on Twitter.
Iran's top military commander says Tehran's response would be military, aimed at US military targets; Benjamin Hall reports from Amman, Jordan.
U.S. President Donald Trump insisted "All is well!" on Tuesday after Iran fired surface-to-surface missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.
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His administration said Soleimani was planning new attacks on USA interests without giving evidence. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The FAA says the restrictions are being issued due to "heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the Middle East, which present an inadvertent risk to US civil aviation operations".
Speaking after a meeting of ambassadors from all 29 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries, including Canada, Stoltenberg says the training mission is essential for continuing to defend against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
"The Iranian response to this action, if any, is unknown, but there remains the possibility of Iranian action against US maritime interests in the region", it said, according to AP.
Trump's address contrasted with his recent harsh rhetoric.
According to a report on Tuesday by the semi-official Tasnim news agency, Iran has worked up 13 sets of plans for revenge for Soleimani's killing. That came in response to the Trump administration's labeling of the IRGC as a terrorist organization after Washington exited a landmark 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers and reimposed economic sanctions. Iran has rejected new talks. Officials said President Trump has been briefed and he is monitoring the situation. He said other lawmakers will be provided general details about the attack.
Last week, the U.S. It earlier issued warnings after Iran shot down a US military surveillance drone previous year that saw airlines plan new routes to avoid the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf.
The assassination of Soleimani set off an escalating war of words between Iran and the United States.
Iranian television reported an official in the supreme leader's office as saying the attacks were the "weakest" of several retaliation scenarios. The Iranians have since warned of attacks.