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    “Its time for an Iraqi response. That response will be no less than the size of the Iranian response. That is a promise. … The International Resistance Regiments have been formed in order to execute a harsh, deliberate response to the American terrorist forces.”

  • World Reactions

    “All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.”

  • Where Iran’s strength lies?

    Iran’s launching of more than a dozen missiles at American-led forces in Iraq on Wednesday came after years of preparing for a confrontation with its superpower foe, whose forces are vastly larger and more advanced.

  • 80 'American terrorists' killed: Iran state TV

    Iranian state television says 80 "American terrorists" had been killed and US helicopters and military equipment damaged. It did not provide evidence of how it obtained that information.

  • 176 killed in Ukrainian airliner crash in Iran

    A Ukrainian airliner crashes shortly after take-off from Tehran, bursting into flames and killing all 176 people on board.

  • Iran Attack

    Attacks on US bases launched in retaliation of Soleimani killing: Iran

    Iran says it launched a missile attack on US-led forces in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday in retaliation for the US drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing has raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East.

  • Iran fires missiles at US troop bases in Iraq

    Iran fires missiles at Iraqi bases used by the US military, officials in Washington and Tehran said, in the first act of the Islamic republic's promised revenge for the US killing of a top Iranian general.

  • Haftar forces seize control of Sirte

    Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar’s forces Monday seized the coastal city of Sirte from factions loyal to the Tripoli government, raising tensions as Turkey said it was deploying troops in the North African country.

  • Trump’s gamble in Middle East backfires

    The US killing of general Qasem Soleimani was meant to cripple Tehran’s clout in the Middle East, but analysts see the allies of Iran closing rank instead.

  • US denies Iran's Zarif a visa to attend UN: US official

    The United States has denied a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that would have allowed him to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday, a US official says.