Comments by Iranian supreme leader, Ali Khamenei

  • The US is Iran's enemy
  • US troops should leave the region
  • US presence in the region must come to an end

He also adds that the overnight missile strikes are 'a slap in the face' of the US and says that Iran refuses to resume nuclear talks with Washington.

If anything else, this just points to the fact that tensions between the two will still persist for quite some time yet. As such, it will be a key geopolitical consideration this year.