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Took proportionate action in self-defense, do not seek escalation: Iran

We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression, said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Twitter

AFP | PTI  |  Tehran 

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

on Wednesday said it had carried out and "concluded" its reprisal over the killing of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani when it targeted US forces in Iraq with a missile strike.

"took and concluded proportionate measures in self-defence" targeting a base from which a "cowardly armed attack against our citizens and senior officials" was launched, said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Twitter.

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

First Published: Wed, January 08 2020. 08:55 IST
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