US President Trump threatens Iran

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

US President Trump threatens IranUS President Trump threatens Iran

Washington: Trump has threatened to retaliate strongly against Iran if it attacks the United States.

  • In a statement issued on Twitter, US President Trump said that according to media reports, Iran could plan attacks and assassinations on the United States to avenge the assassination of General Qasim Soleimani.

  • The US president said General Qasim Soleimani had been assassinated because of plans for future attacks, the killing of US troops and the killings that had taken place over the years.

  • Trump added that any attack by Iran against the United States would be met with a thousand times more serious attack on Iran.

US-Iran tensions

  • On January 3, 2020, the United States killed General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Quds Force, in a missile strike in Baghdad, prompting a strong response from Iran.

  • On the morning of January 8, Iran retaliated by firing missiles at two US military airfields in Iraq, killing at least 80 people. Denied

  • During the Iran-US tensions following the assassination of General Qasim Soleimani, a Ukrainian passenger plane crashed in Iran on January 8, killing all 176 people on board.

  • The plane was en route from Tehran to the Ukrainian capital, Kifa, with 82 Iranians and 63 Canadians on board.

  • The United States, Canada and other Western nations have accused Iran of firing missiles at the plane, but Iran has repeatedly denied the allegations.

  • Iran also announced its cooperation in the investigation of the incident and invited the United States to investigate, but after international pressure, Iran admitted to shooting down the plane.


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