Politics

Trump Warns Iran After US Embassy Rocket Strike: “Think It Over”

President Donald Trump issued a warning to Iran after rockets were fired at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.

Tweeting a photo of the purported rockets, Trump said that the “embassy in Baghdad got hit Sunday by several rockets.” He made the comments as he was traveling to Mar-a-Lago in Florida for Christmas.

“Three rockets failed to launch. Guess where they were from: IRAN. Now we hear chatter of additional attacks against Americans in Iraq,” Trump wrote.

Trump then warned: “Some friendly health advice to Iran: If one American is killed, I will hold Iran responsible. Think it over.”

The photo Trump included appeared to show Katyusha rockets, which are typically used by militia groups in the region. In 2020, Katyusha rockets have been fired by groups at the U.S. Embassy and military bases in Iraq.

About a year ago, U.S. officials confirmed the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani via a drone strike, saying he was preparing attacks against American assets in the region. They also noted that Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of soldiers and contractors over the years.

After Soleimani’s death, Iran launched a barrage of missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq, causing minor injuries to dozens of soldiers.

Suspected Iranian-backed militia groups in the country have launched subsequent missile attacks on U.S. assets, including the embassy in Baghdad, since Iran’s missile salvo in January.

Source: The Epoch Times

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