Iranians who vowed revenge, following the death of General Qaesam Soleimani have ordered attacks on two US military bases in Iraq.
Missiles, about a dozen, flew through Iranian territory on the way to Iraq and predetermined American targets.
One of the bases targeted by the Iranians was the Al-Assad Airforce base.
There is however, no information at this time on the extent of damage caused or casualties sustained as a result of the Iranian missile attack.
But the Americans say they are currently taking stock of the situation.
President Trump, architect of the tension in the Middle East declared, “so far, so good” in his reaction to the attack on Twitter.
He boasted that America has one of the strongest armies the world has ever seen.
In Tehran, Supreme Leader Khemeni said Washington had received a slap in the face in the wake of the retaliatory attack.
He warned that Iran has the capability of striking back, including the possibility of directly targeting America itself.
He admitted Iran could be hurt by America’s rampage, but said the consequences would hurt America more.
Iraq has revealed it received advanced warning of the Iranian attack which was designed to hit military targets under the control of the US.
It is not clear if the Iraqis shared that piece of information with the Americans who are stationed on their soil.
Meanwhile, a flurry of diplomatic activity is going on behind the scene in an effort to de-escalate the situation.
Washington reportedly informed US allies about the attack on its bases by the Iranians.
The Americans did not bother to inform their NATO allies about their plans before taking out Soleimani, according to information emanating from several European capitals.