Washington (EFE). The president of the United States, Donald Trump, said Saturday that he has identified 52 Iran's objectives to respond “very fast” and “very strong” to the possible reprisals of Tehran for the death in a US attack by the powerful Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
"That this serves as a WARNING that if Iran attacks any American or US asset, we have identified 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 US hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some of them very high-level and important for Iran and Iranian culture, and those goals, and Iran itself, WILL BE BEAT VERY QUICK AND VERY STRONG, ”Trump said through his Twitter account.
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"The United States does not want any more threats!" Added the president, who chose number 52 for the 52 US officials who were taken hostage in the assault on the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979, when the two countries stopped have diplomatic relations
…. targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2020
Trump considered that the Islamic Republic "is talking with a lot of boldness about attacking some US targets" in response to death in a drone attack in Baghdad of Soleiman, architect of Iran's policy in the Middle East, and of the vice president of the Popular Crowd Iraqi, Abu Mahdi al Mohandes.
And, because of those threats from Iran, which continued today, Trump justified his new warnings.
Just yesterday, however, the president said he had ordered Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolution's Guard and considered a hero in the Persian country, with the aim of "stopping a war" and not to start No conflict
The Trump administration has argued that the goal of killing Soleimani was to prevent an "imminent attack" that would have endangered the lives of US military and diplomats in the Middle East, a region in which 60,000 to 70,000 US troops are deployed. .
Trump today again held Soleimani responsible for the death on December 27 of an American contractor in an attack on a military base in Iraq and said the Iranian commander also orchestrated the assault on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, which occurred in response to US bombings in Syria and Iraq.
Iran has promised that it will retaliate and, in response, the United States began sending 3,000 to 3,500 troops to the Middle East on Saturday, Fox said today.
Trump's decision has caused stock market crashes, oil price rises and aroused among several countries, including Washington allies, fear of armed conflict.
Internally, several Democratic opposition lawmakers have criticized Trump not previously informing them of the attack.
Finally, on Saturday the White House formally sent information to Congress about the operation to eliminate Soleimani, although the details are classified and may not be made public.