USA/Iraq-Iran Missile Attacks/Analysis

Iran's missile attacks against U.S. force in Iraq within expectation: analyst

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FILE: Washington, D.C., USA - Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. White House
2. U.S. National flag

Los Angeles, USA - Jan 7, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Hamoud Salhi, political science professor, Associate Dean of International Education, California State University Dominguez Hills (ending with shot 4):
"It is certainly expected. We've seen this escalation or response of the Iranians, from the Iranians, clearly stated, particularly Iranian officials, who said that millions of Iranians who are outside marching and mourning Solemani, has forced them to take actions against the United States."

Baghdad, Iraq - Jan 4, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
4. Various of Iraqis holding funeral procession for victims in U.S. air strike

Los Angeles, USA - Jan 7, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Hamoud Salhi, political science professor, Associate Dean of International Education, California State University Dominguez Hills (partially overlaid with shot 6):
"Iraq becoming a center or the theater for this conflict is very dangerous for the region. So we really have to be very careful and the rising threat of terrorism may come again and then the very fabric of Iraqi society. Remember just before this happen, there were demonstrations in Iraq, there were calls to revamp the entire system, there were demonstrations calling for getting rid of all the politicians. And yet, on the top of it all, the prime minster could not even form his government for a long time. Those problems or those route causes that are sort of existing in Iraq today, may contribute to a long protracted conflict and the biggest loser in that will be the United States and of course the people of the Middle East."
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FILE: Iraq - Nov, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Various of soldiers, military vehicle
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FILE: Iraq - Oct, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Various of military vehicles, soldiers

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The missile attacks launched by Iran against the U.S. forces in Iraq is within expectation following the killing of influential Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, and the turbulence in Iraq is good for no one, an expert told China Global Television Network on Wednesday.

The Pentagon confirmed Tuesday that Iran has launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq.

"It is certainly expected. We've seen this escalation or response of the Iranians, from the Iranians, clearly stated, particularly Iranian officials, who said that millions of Iranians who are outside marching and mourning Solemani, has forced them to take actions against the United States," said Hamoud Salhi, a political science professor and associate dean of International Education at California State University Dominguez Hills.

Salhi also warned that the conflicts between Iran and the United States will add instability to the war-torn Iraq.

"Iraq becoming a center or the theater for this conflict is very dangerous for the region. So we really have to be very careful and the rising threat of terrorism may come again and then the very fabric of Iraqi society. Remember just before this happen, there were demonstrations in Iraq, there were calls to revamp the entire system, there were demonstrations calling for getting rid of all the politicians. And yet, on the top of it all, the prime minster could not even form his government for a long time. Those problems or those route causes that are sort of existing in Iraq today, may contribute to a long protracted conflict and the biggest loser in that will be the United States and of course the people of the Middle East," he added.

Soleimani, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy chief of Iraq's paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces, were killed last Friday in a U.S. airstrike near the Baghdad Airport, sparking outrage among some Iraqi parties and politicians.

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  • ID : 8132057
  • Published : 2020-01-08 16:47
  • Last Modified : 2020-01-08 18:19:52
  • Location : Iraq;United States
  • Category : conflicts, war and peace
  • Duration : 1'43
  • Audio Language : English/Part Mute
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 2

USA/Iraq-Iran Missile Attacks/Analysis

Iran's missile attacks against U.S. force in Iraq within expectation: analyst

Dateline : Jan 4/7, 2020/File

Location : Iraq;United States

Duration : 1'43

  • English


FILE: Washington, D.C., USA - Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. White House
2. U.S. National flag

Los Angeles, USA - Jan 7, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Hamoud Salhi, political science professor, Associate Dean of International Education, California State University Dominguez Hills (ending with shot 4):
"It is certainly expected. We've seen this escalation or response of the Iranians, from the Iranians, clearly stated, particularly Iranian officials, who said that millions of Iranians who are outside marching and mourning Solemani, has forced them to take actions against the United States."

Baghdad, Iraq - Jan 4, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
4. Various of Iraqis holding funeral procession for victims in U.S. air strike

Los Angeles, USA - Jan 7, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Hamoud Salhi, political science professor, Associate Dean of International Education, California State University Dominguez Hills (partially overlaid with shot 6):
"Iraq becoming a center or the theater for this conflict is very dangerous for the region. So we really have to be very careful and the rising threat of terrorism may come again and then the very fabric of Iraqi society. Remember just before this happen, there were demonstrations in Iraq, there were calls to revamp the entire system, there were demonstrations calling for getting rid of all the politicians. And yet, on the top of it all, the prime minster could not even form his government for a long time. Those problems or those route causes that are sort of existing in Iraq today, may contribute to a long protracted conflict and the biggest loser in that will be the United States and of course the people of the Middle East."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

FILE: Iraq - Nov, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Various of soldiers, military vehicle
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

FILE: Iraq - Oct, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Various of military vehicles, soldiers


The missile attacks launched by Iran against the U.S. forces in Iraq is within expectation following the killing of influential Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, and the turbulence in Iraq is good for no one, an expert told China Global Television Network on Wednesday.

The Pentagon confirmed Tuesday that Iran has launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq.

"It is certainly expected. We've seen this escalation or response of the Iranians, from the Iranians, clearly stated, particularly Iranian officials, who said that millions of Iranians who are outside marching and mourning Solemani, has forced them to take actions against the United States," said Hamoud Salhi, a political science professor and associate dean of International Education at California State University Dominguez Hills.

Salhi also warned that the conflicts between Iran and the United States will add instability to the war-torn Iraq.

"Iraq becoming a center or the theater for this conflict is very dangerous for the region. So we really have to be very careful and the rising threat of terrorism may come again and then the very fabric of Iraqi society. Remember just before this happen, there were demonstrations in Iraq, there were calls to revamp the entire system, there were demonstrations calling for getting rid of all the politicians. And yet, on the top of it all, the prime minster could not even form his government for a long time. Those problems or those route causes that are sort of existing in Iraq today, may contribute to a long protracted conflict and the biggest loser in that will be the United States and of course the people of the Middle East," he added.

Soleimani, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy chief of Iraq's paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces, were killed last Friday in a U.S. airstrike near the Baghdad Airport, sparking outrage among some Iraqi parties and politicians.

ID : 8132057

Published : 2020-01-08 16:47

Last Modified : 2020-01-08 18:19:52

Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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