“It’ll Be The Official End Of Iran” – Donald Trump Threatens Iran After Attack On The United States
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President Trump tweeted this on Sunday Just hours before Fox News broadcast an interview in which he said wouldn’t let Tehran have nuclear weapons.
If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran.
Never threaten the United States again!’
Details: Trump tweeted after a rocket exploded near the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, “Never threaten the United States again!” No one’s claimed responsibility for the attack. In his interview with Fox News’ Steve Hilton, recorded last week but broadcast Sunday night, Trump said he didn’t want a fight. “But you do have situations like Iran, you can’t let them have nuclear weapons,” he said.
The big picture: In his interview with Hilton, Trump stood by his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and impose sanctions on the country, saying he had no idea the effects would be as strong as they were. “The country is devastated from the standpoint of the economy,” he said.
No one claimed responsibility for the rocket attack in Baghdad, and there were no casualties. But a U.S. State Department official told Reuters: “We will hold Iran responsible if any such attacks are conducted by its proxy militia forces or elements of such forces, and will respond to Iran accordingly.”
What they’re saying: U.S. ally Saudi Arabia said Saturday it was not looking for a war, but it was ready for one, after it accused Iran of ordering the attacks of 2 oil pumping stations in the kingdom, for which Yemen’s Houthi group claimed responsibility.
The other side: The BBC quoted Maj Gen Hossein Salami, the commander of the elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, as saying Iran was not seeking a conflict. He also said “Washington is not brave enough to launch a war,” according to the Iranian Fars news agency.