Though Donald Trump reportedly privately told his cabinet members that he doesn’t want a war with Iran, on Sunday he ramped up with rhetoric with a heated tweet that promised “the official end of Iran” “if Iran wants to fight” and warned, “Never threaten the United States again!”
Trump’s tweet came hours after a rocket, apparently targeting the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, landed less than a mile from the building. According to an Iraqi military spokesman, the rocket was apparently launched from east Baghdad, an area populated by a number of Shiite militias linked to the Iranian government.
When Trump was asked Thursday whether the U.S. was headed to war with Iran, he answered, “I hope not.” (FOX News)
- A war with Iran will not be good for anyone, other than the defense industry.
- The U.S. Navy said Sunday that it held exercises in the Arabian Sea.
- The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that Iran does not want a war.