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  • Iran and its actions overnight launching a ballistic missile attack on air bases housing U.

  • S forces in Iraq.

  • The Pentagon says at least two sites were hit in Erbil on al Assad, west of Baghdad.

  • It says the missiles were launched from Iran itself.

  • Iranian state television says the attack was launched in revenge for the U.

  • S assassination off the Iranian general, Gus Um Salamoni.

  • The White House says President Trump has been briefed on his monitoring events.

  • Olivia Kremlin has the latest theme the roar of rockets as Iran hits back at the United States Two bases in Iraq, both housing American forces struck by Iranian missiles, shouts of Be careful, Be careful!

  • Get inside!

  • In this footage, reportedly taken as the missile struck, the Pentagon says two bases one in Erbil in northern Iraq and the other to the west of the capital Baghdad, was struck by numerous rockets.

  • Iran says the attack was launched in revenge for the U.

  • S assassination of the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

  • Reacting to the strikes Donald Trump took to Twitter.

  • All is well missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq.

  • Assessment of casualties and 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.

  • For his part, the Iranian Foreign minister Javad Zarif wrote.

  • Iran took and concluded proportionate measures in self defence under Article 51 of U.

  • N.

  • Charter Targeting base, from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens and senior officials were launched.

  • We do not seek escalation or war, but we will defend ourselves against any aggression.

  • American politicians were quick to respond to the attacks.

  • I think it's important that we consult with our allies in the region that the president consult with Congress and that he put forward a clear strategy for how to de escalate this particular situation.

  • I want to know whether the Iranians were shooting and our people aren't infrastructure.

  • Um but it is clear this is just another example of Iran trying to export terrorism.

  • Iran wants to take over Iraq Duh bases are symbolic targets.

  • Donald Trump visited al Assad in 2018.

  • More than 5000 U.

  • S troops are currently stationed in Iraq.

  • Tehran's response comes just hours after the burial of Qasem Soleimani.

  • Both sides are now watching the other to see what they'll do next and how they're respond.

  • Olivia Kremlin BBC news.

  • So how will the U.

  • S respond While our correspondent in Washington, Nick Bryant, says there are signs President Trump may now try to de escalate the crisis?

  • Donald Trump is facing the biggest foreign policy tests of his presidency so far in the question before him is whether to continue the cycle of escalation with Iran or whether to show more circumspection.

  • Now he's been warning and Twitter, of course, that he would retaliate very strongly if Iran attacked U.

  • S targets.

  • But after they actually did so, he's been surprisingly low key on social media.

  • All is well, he wrote on Twitter after the Iranian attacks.

  • So far, so good, he said, talking about the damage and casualty assessment.

  • There are unmistakable signs from Tehran that it sees this is it's proportionate response to the killing of General Soleimani that it doesn't want war with America.

  • It doesn't want a further escalation.

  • One U.

  • S.

  • Official has described that approach as a now let's call it quits approach, and there are signs that Donald Trump has heated it.

  • There was talk last night that he would address the American people from the Oval Office, something his predecessors have done in the past to announce military action.

  • But he decided not to do that.

  • He will speak to the American people later on today, a sign, perhaps, that he's showing caution that he wants to lower the temperature.

  • But with Donald Trump, of course, you never know.

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