President Trump threatened the Islamic Republic of Iran after Iranian rockets were used in an attack at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
“At least eight Katyusha rockets landed in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone in an attack targeting the U.S. Embassy, causing some minor damage on the compound on Sunday,” Reuters reported earlier this week. “The Iraqi military said an ‘outlaw group’ fired eight rockets. Most of the missiles hit a residential complex and a security checkpoint inside the zone, damaging buildings and cars and wounding one Iraqi soldier, a military statement said.”
In response to the attack, Trump posted a photo on Twitter showing three rockets that were used in the attack but failed to launch.
“Our embassy in Baghdad got hit Sunday by several rockets. Three rockets failed to launch. Guess where they were from: IRAN. Now we hear chatter of additional attacks against Americans in Iraq,” Trump tweeted. He continued, “Some friendly health advice to Iran: If one American is killed, I will hold Iran responsible. Think it over.”
The attack on the U.S. Embassy comes as the Trump administration and Israel are working together to take more action against Iran during Trump’s final weeks in office. They fear that the incoming Biden administration will immediately try to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal.
A recent report also revealed that the FBI found Iran responsible for recent online threats against top U.S. officials.
“The FBI has concluded that Iran was behind online efforts earlier this month to incite lethal violence against the bureau’s director, a former top U.S. cyber expert and multiple state elections officials who have refuted claims of widespread voter fraud promoted by President Trump and his allies,” The Washington Post reported. “Iran was active in seeking to interfere in the U.S. election, targeting Democratic voters in October with fake but menacing emails that purported to be from a far-right group threatening recipients to vote for Trump ‘or we will come after you.’”
At the beginning of the year, the Trump administration ordered a launch that killed Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Qassem Soleimani, head of the IRGC’s elite Quds Force, a terrorist organization. Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.