US President issued strong warnings to the Iranian regime and threatened to double-respond to any targeting of the United States in revenge for the killing of the commander of the Quds Force, the foreign arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Soleimani.
Trump said on his Twitter account: “According to press reports, Iran may be planning an assassination, or another attack, against the United States in revenge for the killing of the terrorist leader Soleimani, which was carried out for planning a future attack, killing American forces, and increasing the death and suffering he caused over many years.” “.
“Any attack by Iran in any way against the United States will be a thousand times greater!”
Intelligence reports had indicated that Iran was studying a plot to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks, who is close to US President Donald Trump, according to what the American newspaper “Politico” quoted a Trump administration official with acquainted with this intelligence information.
Politico confirmed the involvement of the Iranian embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, in a plot to assassinate the US ambassador. It also made clear that Tehran’s plan to assassinate the American ambassador came in response to the killing of the Iranian Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, early this year, by an American strike on the Baghdad airport campus.
In addition, US officials revealed that Iran is running large-scale clandestine networks in South Africa.
For his part, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced, on Monday, that he takes “seriously” press reports that Iran has drawn up a plot to “assassinate” an American ambassador, with information ridiculed by Tehran, confirming that it is “baseless.
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