Updated on September 15, 2020, 8:25 a.m.
Relations between Iran and the United States suffered greatly during Donald Trump’s tenure. Now there could be another escalation. The US president threatens the country with massive retaliation for possible attacks. A website had previously reported that Iran might be planning an attack on the US embassy in South Africa.
US President Donald Trump has the Iran threatened with massive retaliation in the event of an Iranian attack on his country. The United States would respond with a counterattack of “a thousand times larger,” wrote Trump on Monday in the short message service Twitter.
The president responded to a media report that Tehran launched a US drone attack in Iraq in retaliation for the targeted killing of Iranian general Kassem Soleimani earlier this year Attack to the US ambassador in South Africa should plan.
Iran plans to assassinate diplomat
The Website “Politico” had quoted two US government officials with this information. According to the Iranian plans, diplomat Lana Marks should be the target of an assassination attempt before the US presidential election on November 3rd.
After The USA and Iran had killed Soleimanis stood on the brink of war. Iran carried out air strikes on US positions in Iraq at the time, but refrained from major retaliation. Trump threatened Iran with massive counter-attacks back then.
Under Trump, the relationship between the two states has worsened massively. The US President regularly describes Iran as the main source of violence and instability in the Middle East and has a policy of “maximum pressure” on the country. In May 2018, Trump unilaterally terminated the international nuclear deal with Iran. As a result, his government imposed massive economic sanctions on the country. (afp / ska)
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