Iran retaliated after the death of General Qassem Soleimani, killed by an American drone. The operation was also named after the commander of the Al-Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. On Tuesday January 7, Iran fired around 20 missiles against two American bases in Iraq. The death of 80 soldiers had been announced by the state. Not one according to Washington.
Iran has carefully calibrated this response, as shown by images broadcast repeatedly by Iranian television. An offensive launched at 1 a.m. An action assumed by Tehran. The missiles were fired from Iranian territory. Iran has not used its regional relays. Images loop through the screens. Supporters of the regime show their satisfaction very early. “The United States had to understand that we were not going to let it go and that they cannot make the law as they want”, explains a passerby. For his part, Ali Khamenei, supreme guide of the Islamic Revolution outbids: “It's a slap in the face of the United States.”
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