The American Pres. Donald Trump did not turn a blind eye in his response to an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate US Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks.
“According to media reports, Iran is planning an assassination, or other attack, in retaliation for the death of the terrorist leader [Kassem] Soleimani who was carried out for his planning of a future attack, the murder of American soldiers and the death and suffering caused over so many years. is, “Trump tweeted on Tuesday.
“Any attack by Iran, in any form against the United States, will be answered with an attack on Iran that will be a thousand times greater in scope.”
According to press reports, Iran may be planning an assassination, or other attack, against the United States in retaliation for the killing of terrorist leader Soleimani, which was carried out for his planning a future attack, murdering U.S. Troops, and the death & suffering…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2020
Soleimani was killed in a US bombing raid on Iraq in January this year. It has increased tensions between the two countries to such an extent that it has even raised fears of a full-scale war. The US considered Soleimani, who controlled Iranian forces in the Middle East, a terrorist and claimed responsibility for the deaths of hundreds of American soldiers. He was also apparently planning threatening attacks, the BBC reported earlier.
Iran promised after the attack that he would avenge Soleimani’s death.
However, the country on Monday vehemently denied involvement in the alleged plot to assassinate Marks after the US political website Politico reported on the alleged threat against Marks this past weekend.
Iran retaliated, saying the plot was fabricated.
Marks and Trump have known each other for years and she can apparently be targeted because of her friendship with the US president.
South Africa’s State Security Agency has meanwhile said it takes note of the allegations, but the agency did not want to provide further details on the investigation.