Trump vows to hit 52 Iranian targets if Iran retaliates

first_img“The USA wantsno more threats!” Trump said, adding that the 52 targets represented the 52Americans who were held hostage in Iran for 444 days after being seized at theUS Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 1979. Iran, Trumpwrote, “is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets” in revengefor Soleimani’s death. Trump said the US has “targeted 52 Iranian sites” andthat some were “at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranianculture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERYHARD.” WASHINGTON –United States (US) President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to hit 52Iranian sites “very hard” if Iran attacks Americans or US assets after a dronestrike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqimilitia leader on Friday.   Trumpreferenced an unusually specific number of potential Iranian targets after asenior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander had also mentioned a specificnumber of American targets – 35 of them – for possible retaliatory attacks inresponse to Soleimani’s killing.(Reuters) United States President Donald Trump delivers his remarks in West Palm Beach, Florida on Jan. 3. REUTERS/TOM BRENNERlast_img

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