Donald Trump issues stringent warning to Iran, says will end it if it provokes
Washington : President Donald Trump on Sunday issued an ominous warning to Iran, claiming that the Iran will be destroyed if Islamic republic attacks American interests.
"If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again," Trump said in a tweet.
Iran and US have been entangled in a tension filled relation as the latter had deployed a carrier group and B-52 bombers to the Gulf over what it termed Iranian “threats.”
The Trump administration has ordered non-essential diplomatic staff out of Iraq, citing threats from Iranian-backed Iraqi armed groups, and sent an aircraft carrier and heavy B-52 bombers to the region.
According to reports a Katyusha rocket was used on Sunday to attack Baghdad’s Green Zone housing government offices and embassies including the US mission. None of the terrorist group has claimed responsibility yet.
Iran’s foreign minister downplayed the prospect of a new war in the region on Saturday, saying Tehran opposed it and no party was under the “illusion” the Islamic republic could be confronted.
“We are certain... there will not be a war since neither we want a war nor does anyone have the illusion they can confront Iran in the region,” Mohammad Javad Zarif told state-run news agency IRNA at the end of a visit to China.