War will pronounce ‘official end’ of Iran
Tehran was issued a stern warning by the US President yesterday asking to stop threatening America saying, “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran.” “Never threaten the United States again!” Donald Trump said in a tweet without elaborating. If the US were to be drawn into a conflict that would be the “official end” of Iran, Trump said as Saudi Arabia also made clear that it’s ready to respond with “all strength”.
Saudi said it was up to Iran to avoid war. Yesterday’s tweets also mark a sharp change in the tone of United Stated which has been trying to downplay the possibility of conflict. The heightened rhetoric follows hours after the first reports of rocket attacks into Baghdad’s heavily fortified “Green Zone” aiming the US embassy. The attacks, a US state department official said, failed to hit a US facility and produced no casualty or damages.
No claims of responsibility had been made, but the United States said it was taking the incident “very seriously.” “We have made clear over the past two weeks and again underscore that attacks on US personnel and facilities will not be tolerated and will be responded to in a decisive manner,” the official said in an emailed statement. “We will hold Iran responsible if any such attacks are conducted by its proxy militia forces or elements of such forces, and will respond to Iran accordingly.”
In recent days, the US has deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier to the region and reportedly drawn up plans to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East.