The U.S assassinated the powerful Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike. Iran has in response and as a signal for revenge, hoisted the red flag over the Jamkaran Mosque in Iran’s Qom. The red flag is believed to indicate that a battle is going on, pledging severe revenge. Now President Trump has given warning that if Tehran attacks Americans or U.S. assets, U.S. is “targeting” 52 Iranian sites and will strike “very fast and very hard”.
The assassination of Soleimani is a major escalation between the two countries and Iran has vowed that it will take “severe revenge”.
Donald Trump tweeted, “Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters. He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations.”
Adding, “Iran has been nothing but problems for many years. Let this serves as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any American or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!.”
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In another tweet, Trump said, “The United States just spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment. We are the biggest and by far the BEST in the World! If Iran attacks an American Base or any American, we will be sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way…and without hesitation!”
The news is also circulating that the website of a US government agency has been hacked by a Group claiming to call itself “Iran Cyber Security Group Hackers”.
A message on the American Federal Depository Library Programme said, “This is a message from the Islamic Republic of Iran. We will not stop supporting our friends in the region: the oppressed people of Palestine, the oppressed people of Yemen, the people and the Syrian government, the people and government of Iraq, the oppressed people of Bahrain, the true Mujahideen resistance in Lebanon and Palestine, [they] will always be supported by us.”