Washington: President Donald Trump on Sunday has issued a high-alert warning to Iran saying that US has “targeted 52 Iranian sites” and therefore if Iran strikes American assets, their sites will be hit hard.
“Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime,” Trump tweeted.
In the next tweet he said, ” Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have 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!”
Meanwhile, Iran is also observing three days of national mourning in honour of Soleimani who is believed to have been the second-most powerful figure in Iran.
Iran has promised to avenge the killing of its top commander and the US is bracing itself for any retaliation. Iranian Commander Abuhamzeh said that they will punish Americans wherever they are and said that 35 vital US bases including Tel Aviv is within the reach of Iran.