Hesameddin Ashena said on Sunday that President Trump “will bear full responsibility” for ensuing conflict.
One of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s suggested this week that retaliation against the United States for the killing of the country’s top military general could come in the form of attacks on President Donald Trump’s personal properties, according to The Daily Mail.
Hesameddin Ashena shared a link on social media to a Forbes article highlighting Trump’s properties across the globe, including those in New York, Florida, and the UK.
In particular, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach was mentioned in the article — the place the president was staying when he ordered the hit on Major General Qassem Soleimani.
Ashena also issued a tweet insisting that Iran does not have a problem with the American people in general, noting that deals had been reached with previous administrations, but that Trump is the county’s “sole problem.”
“In the event of war, it is he who will bear full responsibility,” Ashena wrote.
Tehran previously promised to pursue “forceful revenge” following Soleimani’s death.
Likewise, the American president has issued similar threats, suggesting that the U.S. might target sites of cultural significance to Iranians if the country retaliates.
Trump doubled-down on the threat after receiving criticism, saying this week: “They’re allowed to kill our people. They’re allowed to torture and maim our peole. They’re allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people. And we’re not allowed to touch their culture sites. It doesn’t work that way.”
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