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Iran's missiles target U.S. forces in Iraq; Trump Says 'All Good'

Iran's missiles target U.S. forces in Iraq; Trump Says 'All Good'”

The Pentagon said it was still "working on initial battle damage assessments" after "Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq".

By late morning in Asia, however, equities had trimmed losses, the yen had stabilized somewhat and US bonds tempered their rally as investors paused for breath, and as a USA official said the United States was not aware of any casualties from the strikes.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday and the two men "emphasized the importance of de-escalating tensions and the need to support security and stability in Iraq", Trudeau's office said in a statement.

The UK has urged Iran not to carry out further "reckless and dangerous" attacks after Tehran fired missiles at military bases in Iraq hosting British and USA troops.

"We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression", he wrote in a post on Twitter.

He tweeted earlier today: "All is well!"

He offered no immediate indication of whether he would retaliate, and stayed out of sight as news of the surface-to-surface missile strikes emerged.

"The corrupt presence of the USA in the region should come to end", he said.

Al-Jazeera on Tuesday quoted various Iraqi skeptics who thought the Iraqi parliament's nonbinding resolution demanding an American exit was a stunt they did not expect to be taken seriously - intended primarily to pacify Iraqis who were angry about the Soleimani strike or signal to Iran that Baghdad did not approve Soleimani's killing - but neither Washington nor Baghdad really wants American troops to withdraw.

Baghdad earlier called on US and other foreign troops to leave Iraq. After Iran's attack, all eyes were on Donald Trump awaiting his response.

Adding to the chaos, a Ukrainian plane with at least 170 people crashed after take-off just outside Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing all on board, state TV reported.

'We are concerned by reports of casualties and use of ballistic missiles. "They're not going to stop at one attack", Miller said.

This December 29, 2019 file photo taken from a helicopter shows Ain al-Asad air base in the western Anbar desert, Iraq. The Guard issued the warning via a statement carried by Iran's state-run IRNA news agency.

Mr Raab said a war in the Middle East would only benefit the so-called Islamic State - also known as Daesh - and urged Iran not to respond further. It also threatened Israel.

The global gold price reportedly surged to US$1,600 an ounce after Iran launched the attack in retaliation for the death of its commander Qasem Soleimani.



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