Iran is not planning any further retaliation for the elimination of their most powerful terrorist Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian envoy to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi revealed in an interview with NPR.
“What we have said is that we took a measured, proportionate response to the terrorist assassination of our top general, Qassem Soleimani last night. And as far as Iran is concerned, that action was concluded last night.” Ravanchi said.
The proportionate response Ravanchi was referring to was an Iranian missile strike on Iraqi bases where U.S. forces were located. Despite the missile strike being intended to kill personnel, it resulted in zero American casualties.
President Trump explained in a speech responding to the missile strike: “No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.”
In the interview with NPR, the Iranian envoy also gave credibility to President Trump’s assertion that as long as he is “president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon,” by disclosing that Iran is “not seeking nuclear weapons. It is not in [Iran’s] interest to have nuclear weapons.”