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Khamenei hails strikes against US in Iraq despite obvious failure

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Despite failing to cause any fatalities in retaliation for the death of Qassem Soleimani, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a Friday sermon that Iran's missile strikes on US targets in Iraq this month delivered a "slap on the face" to the United States, showing the Islamic Republic had divine support, Reuters reported.


During a spike in tension, Iran launched missiles at US targets on Jan. 8 in response to a US drone strike on Jan. 3 that killed Qassem Soleimeni, a powerful Iranian general who was close to Khamenei.


"The fact that Iran has the power to give such a slap to a world power shows the hand of God," Khamenei said, after referring to the launch of missiles against US targets as a "day of God". His comments were met by chants of "Death to America!".

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