Donald Trump responded to the threats made by Iran one day after the attack that ended the life of military high command Qasem Soleimani.
"It will be very fast and very strong."
"We are targeting 52 Iranian sites, some of a very high level and important for Iran and Iranian culture," Donald Trump wrote on his Twitter account on Saturday afternoon.RELATED
With those words, the president of the United States responded to the announcement of a "severe revenge" made by Iran after the death of the Iranian military high command Qasem Soleimani on Friday.
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Trump said his message should be understood as a "warning" in case Iran attacks any US citizen. or active American.
Soleimani, leader of the elite force of the Revolutionary Guard (Quds), died due to an attack by the United States and that, according to the Pentagon, was instructed from the White House.
The military was considered the second most powerful man in his country after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, supreme leader of Iran.
He was also considered the strategic brain behind Tehran's actions in the Middle East and the true chancellor on issues of war and peace according to BBC international correspondent Lyse Doucet.
The attack that ended Soleimani's life occurred at the airport in Baghdad, Iraq, where Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al Muhandis also died.
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After hearing the news, Khamenei declared three days of national mourning and said that "a severe revenge on criminals" awaits them behind the attack.
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Javad Zarif, Iran's Foreign Minister, described the attack as an "act of international terrorism" and added that the US "He is responsible for all the consequences of his dishonest adventure."
"The brutality and stupidity of the American terrorist forces in killing Commander Soleimani will undoubtedly make the tree of resistance in the region and the world more prosperous," Zarif continued.
Soleimani was considered the second most powerful man in Iran.
Mohsen Rezaei, former commander of the Revolutionary Guard, said Iran would "vigorously avenge the US"
For correspondent Lyse Doucet, what happened in the last two days represents an "escalation in a situation that is already extremely tense and volatile."
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