The U.S is beating the war drum once again. It seems as if John Bolton may finally get his wish. Iran is threatening to retaliate for the assassination of one its top generals, Qassem Soleimani which has sparked outrage all throughout Iran.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a bold statement on twitter.
"The great nation of Iran will take revenge for this heinous crime," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted after the news was confirmed.
It is hard to tell if Iran is capable of delivering on their threats or if they are just blowing smoke but what has to be understood about this is now the U.S has justified an attack by Iran and any hopes of making deals in the future have been destroyed.
President Trump went on a twitter rant threatening to strike Iran severally if they attack the U.S in any way.
“Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD,” Trump said.
Russia has condemned the United States for the assassination of Soleimani and that the assassination would have “grave consequences for regional peace and stability,” according to a statement from its Foreign Ministry.
The Hill reports there were 70 anti-war protests were scheduled for Saturday, January 4, across the United States.