ICBPS- U.S. President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday he would hold “Iran responsible” in the event of a fatal attack on Americans in Iraq.
President Donald Trump has warned Iran’s regime against any attack on U.S. military or diplomatic personnel in Iraq, days after suspected Iran-backed Iraqi militia group launched a barrage of katyusha rockets at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone.
“Our embassy in Baghdad got hit Sunday by several rockets,” President Donald Trump said on his Twitter account, referring to an attack that caused damage, but no deaths reported.
“Guess where they came from: IRAN,” President Donald Trump emphasized.
Our embassy in Baghdad got hit Sunday by several rockets. Three rockets failed to launch. Guess where they were from: IRAN. Now we hear chatter of additional attacks against Americans in Iraq… pic.twitter.com/0OCL6IFp5M
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2020
“Now we hear chatter of additional attacks against Americans in Iraq,” he added, before offering “some friendly health advice to Iran: if one American is killed, I will hold Iran responsible. Think it over,” President Donald Trump stated.
The terrorist attacks took place as the first anniversary of the killing of a top IRGC-Terrorist General Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike approaches.
According to AFP, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo had already pointed the finger at Tehran, while the U.S. military command that covers the region said that the rocket attack “was almost certainly conducted by an Iranian-backed rogue militia group.”
“Caused no US injuries or casualties, the attack did damage buildings in the US embassy compound, and was clearly NOT intended to avoid casualties,” Mike Pompeo declared.
“The United States will hold Iran accountable for the deaths of any Americans that result from the work of these Iranian-backed rogue militia groups,” he added.
On January 3, 2020, President Donald Trump ordered a drone attack to kill the most infamous terrorist Qassem Soleimani the world has ever seen. The airstrike [retaliation in kind] came after Iran-backed militias had fired rockets at U.S. targets in Iraq, in a scenario echoed by the latest strikes against the U.S. embassy, according to reports.
Trump’s administration has recently reduced its diplomatic staff in the Iraqi capital amid speculations that it could close the mission altogether, AFP reported.