President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Iran that the US will hit the Islamic Republic harder than ever before if Tehran retaliates to the killing of top military commander Qasem Soleimani. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Iran that the US will hit the Islamic Republic harder than ever before if Tehran retaliates to the killing of top military commander Qasem Soleimani in an American air strike in Baghdad. "They (Iran) attacked us, & we hit back. If they attack again, which I would strongly advise them not to do, we will hit them harder than they have ever been hit before!" Trump said in a past-mid night tweet amidst remarks of retaliation coming from Tehran.
"The US just spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment. We are the biggest and by far the BEST in the World! If Iran attacks an American Base, or any American, we will be sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way...and without hesitation! (sic)" Trump said in another tweet.
On Friday, Iran unfurled a 'red flag of revenge' on an important mosque in after vowing to avenge the killing of its top general in 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.
The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations described the killing of Soleimani as an act of war. 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.