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  • 10:35 PM IST

    US-Iran Tension LIVE: Trump Denies Oil From Middle East


    Donald Trump denied the Middle East’s oil supply stating that the US has become the largest producer of oil in the world. He also said that Washington would appeal to NATO to become more involved in the Middle East process.
  • 10:20 PM IST

    US-Iran Tension LIVE: We are constructing many hypersonic missiles. The fact that we have this great military and equipment, however, does not mean we have to use it. We do not want to use it, says the US President.

  • 10:18 PM IST

    US-Iran Tension LIVE: Trump Calls For International Cooperation

    Donald Trump says that countries part of the JCPOA should break away from Iran’s nuclear deal. He calls for international cooperation urging Europe, China, Russia and other countries to break away from the nuclear deal.
  • 10:13 PM IST

    US-Iran Tension LIVE: “The destruction of ISIS is good for Iran. The leaders of Iran, we want you to have a great future that you deserve,” Trump says and calls for harsher sanctions against Iran.

  • 10:12 PM IST

    US-Iran Tension LIVE: Peace & Stability Cannot Prevail Until Iran Continues Terrorism, Says Trump


    “Iran must abandon its nuclear ambitions and end its support for terrorism, US allies should break away from the JCPOA,” says US President Trump, adding that peace and stability cannot prevail in the Middle East as long as Iran continues to foment terrorism.
  • 10:06 PM IST

    US-Iran Tension LIVE: ‘Instead of Thanking, They Called Death on US,’ Bashes Trump


    “Soleimani was responsible for the absolute worst atrocities. He was responsible for civil wars. He killed thousands of US troops. He directed the recent attacks on US personnel in Iraq. He orchestrated the violent assault on US embassy in Baghdad. He was planning new attacks, but we stopped him… Instead of thanking the United States, Iran chanted death to us,” the US President asserts.
  • 10:02 PM IST

    US-Iran Tension LIVE: No Americans Were Harmed, No Casualties, Says Trump

    No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack. No casualties, there was minimal damage at our military base, and all soldiers are safe. Iran appears to be standing town – a good thing for all parties concerned. No American or Iraqi lives were lost, says Donald Trump.
  • 10:00 PM IST

    US-Iran Tension LIVE: “As long as I am the President, Iran will never be allowed to have nuclear weapon,” says US President as he addresses media from the White House on Iran’s strike.

  • 9:55 PM IST

    US-Iran Tension LIVE: UN Chief Appeals For Peace

    United Nations chief António Guterres on Wednesday re-iterated the “passionate appeal for peace” he made on Monday, after tensions escalated dramatically across the whole Gulf region, following Iran’s airstrike on US troops in retaliation to the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, in a US drone strike.

    “It is our common duty to make every effort to avoid a war in the Gulf that the world cannot afford. We must not forget the terrible human suffering caused by war. As always, ordinary people pay the highest price”, Guterres said in his statement.

New Delhi: Iran launched multiple rockets at US’s Al Asad airbase in Iraq early on Wednesday in an operation called ‘Martya Soleimani’ codenamed as ‘Oh Zahra’. The attack comes days after Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was assassinated in US airstrikes near Baghdad airport, which resulted in an escalation of the tension between the US and Iran. US President Donald Trump visited the Al Asad airbase in 2018.

Iran’s semi-official news agency Fars News Agency tweeted a purported video of missiles firing and called it ‘hard revenge’.

 

US officials have confirmed that ballistic missiles have been fired from inside Iran at multiple US military facilities inside Iraq, which include Erbil in northern Iraq and Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham has tweeted that they were aware of the reports of attacks on US facilities in Iraq. “The President has been briefed and is monitoring the situation closely and consulting with his national security team,” he wrote.

 

On Tuesday, US Donald Trump said that the decision to order the killing of Soleimani has saved a lot of lives. “And that’s a good thing for a lot of countries. He was planning a very big attack, and a very bad attack for us and other people, and we stopped him and I don’t think anybody can complain about it,” he said.

“And he’s no longer a monster. He’s dead,” Trump said.