TEHRAN: (HRNW) Iran has “concluded proportionate measures”, the country’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said in a statement after attacks on American forces, foreign media reports said.
Mr. Zarif said Iran does “not seek escalation or war,” in a tweet on Wednesday.
“Iran took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defense under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens & senior officials were launched,” Mr. Zarif said.
“We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression,” he added.
According to the United Nations’ Article 51, a member state can defend itself following an armed attack until the Security Council steps in.
The US officials however hold Gen Soleimani responsible of scores of attacks on its troops and deaths.