We’ll hit harder than ever: Donald Trump vows to send ‘beautiful’ equipment if Iran attacks
US President Trump has threatened to strike 52 “high-level” Iranian sites if Americans are attacked. “If they attack again, which I would strongly advise them not to do, we will hit them harder than they have ever been hit before!” he tweeted.
- US-Iran ties at dangerous low after Soleimani killing
- Powerful Iranian commander was killed in US drone strike in Iraq
- Iran has vowed to exact revenge, Trump warns Tehran against attacks
US President Donald Trump has vowed to respond to any Iranian attacks with unprecedented force and threatened to send “brand new,” “beautiful” American military equipment Tehran’s way if the US bases or citizens are targeted.
US ties with Iran plummeted dangerously when Trump ordered a drone strike to kill Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian military commander thought to have been more powerful than his country’s president. His death is seen as a devastating loss for Iran, whose Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, immediately swore revenge.
The US has asked its citizens to leave Iraq — the operation that killed Soleimani took place near the Baghdad airport — and subsequent rocket attacks in and near the Iraqi capital, as yet unclaimed, caused no casualties.
Trump has threatened to strike 52 “high-level” Iranian sites if Americans are attacked. “If they attack again, which I would strongly advise them not to do, we will hit them harder than they have ever been hit before!” he tweeted later.
He pointed out the scale of American military spending and threatened to retalitate to attacks by “sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way…and without hesitation!”
The United States just spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment. We are the biggest and by far the BEST in the World! If Iran attacks an American Base, or any American, we will be sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way…and without hesitation!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2020
India, like a number of other nations, has expressed concern about the situation unfolding in the Middle East. “The increase in tension has alarmed the world. Peace, stability and security in this region is of utmost importance to India,” the Ministry of External Affairs said.
“It is vital that the situation does not escalate further.”
The killing of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force, came days after militiamen supported by Iran attacked the US embassy in Baghdad.
That happened after the US killed over two dozen fighters from Kataeb Hezbollah, a Tehran-backed militia, in retaliation for the group’s attack on a Iraqi military base near Kirkuk, in which an American contractor was killed.