Trump warns Iran of attacks on US targets in Iraq
US President Donald Trump warns Iran against attacking US troops in Iraq. Simultaneously, he recommends that a deal can be made to ease sanctions.
US President Donald Trump has warned Iran of an attack on US troops or targets in Iraq. If the leadership in Tehran dares to launch such an attack, according to intelligence reports, “Iran will pay a very high price,” Trump wrote on Twitter. In the post, Trump didn’t say what information he was specifically referring to. According to Trump, the attacks are supposed to be carried out by so-called proxies, i.e. henchmen of Iran.
During an appearance in the White House, the US president said there was “very good information” that an attack by groups supported by Iran was planned. He added: “We only say: don’t do it.” US troops in Iraq would take precautionary measures. The Iraqi government is aware of the threat.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Sarif has warned Trump that the conflict will intensify again militarily. “Don’t let your usual warmongers mislead you again,” Sarif wrote on Twitter. Iran has “friends” in Iraq and not henchmen. According to the chief diplomat, no country could have “millions of proxies” in a neighbouring country.
He accused the US of “secretly lying, cheating, and murdering”. Unlike the Americans, Iran does not want war but will defend itself resolutely if others force the country into conflict.