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'Never Threaten Iran,' Hassan Rouhani Hits Back At US President Donald Trump

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani On Monday Broke His Silence Over His American Counterpart Donald Trump’s Warning Of Targeting 52 Iranian Sites And Reminded Him Of The Iran Air Flight 655 Incident Where 290 Passengers Lost Their Lives. Rouhani Further Said, Never Threaten The Iranian Nation.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Anurag Singh | Updated on: 07 Jan 2020, 07:15:51 AM
'Never Threaten Iran,' Hassan Rouhani Hits Back At Trump (Image: Left - Hassan Rouhani, Right - Donald Trump)

'Never Threaten Iran,' Hassan Rouhani Hits Back At Trump (Image: Left - Hassan Rouhani, Right - Donald Trump) (Photo Credit: File Photo)

New Delhi:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday broke his silence over his American counterpart Donald Trump’s warning of targeting 52 Iranian sites and reminded him of the Iran Air flight 655 incident where 290 passengers lost their lives. Rouhani further said, "never threaten the Iranian nation".

In a tweet, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said, “Those who refer to the number 52 should also remember the number 290. #IR655 Never threaten the Iranian nation.”

In a series of tweet, US President Trump on Saturday said, “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, including recently….”

He further said, “....hundreds of Iranian protesters. He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years. 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!,” President Trump added.

Earlier, Iran unfurled a 'red flag of revenge' on an important mosque in after vowing to avenge the killing of its top general in an airstrike by US drones. The red flag was hoisted above the Jamkaran Mosque which is on the outskirts of the holy city of Qom, about 100 miles south of Tehran. In Shiite tradition, red flags symbolise both blood spilled unjustly and serve as a call to avenge a person who is slain. The text on the flag says: "Those who want to avenge the blood of Hussein".

The flag can be seen as a clear warning that Iran is getting ready to strike back at America. General Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds force and mastermind of its regional security strategy, was killed in an airstrike early Friday near the Iraqi capital's international airport. Soleimani and Mohandis were killed along with eight others in a precision drone strike early Friday as they drove away from Baghdad international airport in two vehicles.

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The death of Quds Force commander Major General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad was the most dramatic escalation yet in spiraling tensions between Iran and the United States, despite President Donald Trump's insistence he did not want war.

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First Published : 07 Jan 2020, 07:15:51 AM