President Donald Trump on Saturday warned that the US is targeting 52 sites in Iran and will hit them “very fast and very hard” if the Islamic republic attacks American personnel or assets.
“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. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years,” Trump said.
“Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, 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,” Trump added.
On Friday, General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force was killed in US airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport. The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi military force.
The rockets destroyed two vehicles carrying high profile guests. Eight people including important figures were killed in the attack on an airport.