Iran retaliates, hitting American bases in Iraq in a tit-for-tat attack after the U.S. assassinates a top Iranian general.
Tensions remain high in the Middle East between the U.S. and Iran since an American drone strike killed General Suleimani in Baghdad last week.
For his part, U.S. President Donald Trump has backed away from further military escalation with Iran after it retaliated with missile attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq this week.
Trump has promised to hit back with additional economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
CGTN’s Nathan King reports.
- Hafed Al Ghwell is a Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University SAIS-Foreign Policy Institute.
- Mike Lyons is a Non-resident Fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point.
- Mazin Al-Eshaiker is Chairman of the Injah Development Center.
- Kaveh Afrasiabi is an author and Iranian affairs analyst.
Iran’s Leader delivering speech after missile attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq https://t.co/LHcdQRGsyu
— Press TV (@PressTV) January 8, 2020
"Military operations of this kind is not enough. What is important is to put an end to the corruptive presence of the Americans in the region," said Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei https://t.co/hKUWbfiOqb pic.twitter.com/Gnb7Cguslr
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) January 8, 2020
Here's how countries from around the world are reacting to Iran’s decision to fire missiles at US targets in Iraq.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) January 8, 2020
Trump’s Iran gambit reveals ideological rift between hawks and isolationists in his base https://t.co/SfRcxZLkx2
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 8, 2020