Attack on US base is not Iran's sole revenge, says Vaezi
TEHRAN, Iran, Jan.8
Military attack by Iran on the US air base in Iraq is not Iran`s sole revenge, said Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi, Trend’s special correspondent reported.
He made the remarks during the Cabinet meeting.
“We warned the US that the killing of Commander Soleimani will not go unanswered,” noted Vaezi. “This military attack is not the only revenge. As far as I know, this is the first time in the history that a US base came under attack.”
Soleimani`s killing is considered as crossing Iran's red line, he added.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) used Fateh-313 ballistic missiles in attack on Iraq’s Ayn al-Asad Air Base.
These missiles were fired from Iran’s Kermanshah province (430 kilometers) because of its proximity to the military base.
The missiles have a range of 500 kilometers. Previous reports said that at least 80 US servicemen were killed in an attack on Iraq’s Ayn al-Asad Air Base by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). About 200 people were injured.
Ayn al-Asad Air Base was a strategic spot for the US and delivered support to drones from that base, the IRGC representative said.
Fifteen missiles were fired at 20 sensitive locations, Numerous drones and helicopters were destroyed.