Hours after President Donald Trump threatened to attack Iran if there are any damages to US lives and properties after protesters stormed the US embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, the Supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has responded to US President Donald Trump’s Tuesday threats.
Recall that Dozens of Iraqi protesters stormed the US embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday and smashed the main door, setting fire to the reception area after US Military launched attacks on Iran backed Kataib Hezbollah, killing 25 suspected terrorists as retaliation for last week’s killing of an American contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base.
Following the attack on the embassy, President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Tuesday December 31,
” Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat.”
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ‘s official website carried the following statement on Wednesday January 1, responding to American warnings by adding Trump’s name in brackets to make the message clearer:
“That guy [Donald Trump] has tweeted that we see Iran responsible for the events in Baghdad and we will respond to Iran. First, there is no damn thing you can do, and second, If you were logical —which you’re not— you’d see that your crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan… have made nations hate you.”
Also in a speech on Wednesday, referring to the US attack on Iraqi militia bases in Iraq and Syria after an attack in which a U.S. contractor was killed, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei charged that “The U.S. is taking revenge on Hashd, al-Sha’bi for defeating ISIS.”
Khamenei further repeated old conspiracy theories advanced by Iran that ISIS was created by the United States!
“Look at what the U.S. is doing in Iraq and Syria. They’re taking revenge on Hashd al-Sha’bi for defeating ISIS. Since Hashd al-Sha’bi crippled and destroyed ISIS—which the U.S. had created—they’re taking revenge. The Iranian government the Iranian nation and I strongly condemn the U.S.’s malice,” said the ayatollah.