NBC’s Arouzi Reports Iran’s Retaliation May Already Be Done and They Don’t Want Escalation

NBC Tehran Bureau Chief and correspondent
Ali Arouzi has reported that Iranian state media are reporting that the senior officials
in the country won’t launch anymore attakcs as long as America does not attack. If this is accurate it’s possible that the
conflict may de-escalate with President Trump having taken out Iran’s leading general,
and Iran not causing any casualties in retaliation. Time will tell. Arouzi tweeted: Iran’s foreign minister @JZarif says Iran’s
response was proportional and does not want this to escalate. State media are reporting that senior officials
in country won’t launch anymore attacks as long as America does not attack. #iran #usa #Soleimani Arouzi added: If cooler head prevail and judging from @realDonaldTrump
latest tweet he seems to be acting calmly this may deescalate. We still need to wait for the fog to clear. #iran #usa #Soleimani #war Iran’s foreign minister tweeted: 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. We do not seek escalation or war, but will
defend ourselves against any aggression. According to CNN there are no reports of US
casualties, despite Iranian state media’s dubious claim of 30 American casualties.