After reports have emerged that Iran is considering attacking the U.S. in retaliation of the airstrike the killed Gen. Soleimani earlier this year. President Trump took to Twitter late Monday to issue a stern warning to Iran.
On his tweet, he quoted the recent reports that claim Tehran is considering an assassination attempt on Lana Marks, the United States’ ambassador to South Africa. U.S. officials have been aware of threats against the ambassador since the spring, but intelligence suggests those threats have become more specific in recent weeks.
Trump warned that should Iran attempt any attack it will be met with a counterattack that “will be 1,000 times greater in magnitude.”
…caused over so many years. Any attack by Iran, in any form, against the United States will be met with an attack on Iran that will be 1,000 times greater in magnitude!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2020
An intelligence source has confirmed that the intel community is taking the threats against the ambassador very seriously and believe the Iranian regime potentially has the ability to act on an assassination plot. However, Iran has denied the reports.