A MESSAGE TO MENG HAORAN
...Far away, beside Mount Song,
Having to travel back now from this far place,
With our hands on our horse-whips and our swordhilts,
Iran's missile strikes, which targeted US military bases in Iraq to retaliate against the US assassination of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, could have led to further instability, but war was never the purpose of the two sides, and Tehran's goal was to force US troops to leave Iraq, Chinese experts said.