President Donald Trump has drawn a line in the sand with the Islamist Iranian government after it was reported that the Iranians were planning to assassinate the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks.
Trump tweeted that “Any attack by Iran, in any form, against the United States will be mee with an attack on Iran that will be 1,000 times greater in magnitude!”
The Iranian threat is in response to the Trump-sanction assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, which has been designated as a terrorist organization.
According to U.S. officials, the credible threats against Marks began shortly after Solemani’s death, but recent intelligence points to the specificity of the threats in the past month or so.
…caused over so many years. Any attack by Iran, in any form, against the United States will be met with an attack on Iran that will be 1,000 times greater in magnitude!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2020