President Trump: If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran
President Trump said Sunday that war would be “the official end of Iran.”
“If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!” Trump tweeted raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen.
The US evacuated non-essential embassy staff from Iraq on Wednesday over a ‘credible threat’ by Iran or Iranian proxies. In addition, Britain has raised the threat level to troops and diplomats in Iraq because of a ‘heightened security risk’ from Iran.
Pictures showing Iranian paramilitary forces loading missiles onto small boats, amid concern that the Revolutionary Guards terror group would fire them at US navy vessels, are behind a recent sharp escalation between the US and Iran.
The United States increased its military presence in the Persian Gulf region soon after, citing “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” from Tehran.
Four commercial ships were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, and two days later Iranian-backed Houthi drones attacked oil installations west of the Saudi capital Riyadh.
US-allied Bahrain warned its citizens on Saturday against travel to Iraq and Iran and asked those already there to return “immediately” for their safety.