Iran Threatens To Attack White House After US Killed Its Top Commander, Soleimani

The United States White House might come under severe attack following Iran's latest threat.

Iranian women crying after death of leader of Iran's Quds force, Qassem Soleimani
Iranian women crying after death of leader of Iran's Quds force, Qassem Soleimani
 
Iran has threatened to attack the White House in response to President Donald Trump's warning that any strike on American interests in the region will bring massive retaliation. 
 
'We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on the American soil. We have the power, and God willing we will respond in an appropriate time,' said Iranian MP Abolfazl Abutorabi, according to the Iranian Labour News Agency.
 
Abutorabi went on to say that 'this is a declaration of war, which means if you hesitate you lose'.

'When someone declares war do you want to respond to the bullets with flowers? They will shoot you in the head,' he added. 
 
Abutorabi came during an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday, and just days after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, the architect of Tehran's overseas clandestine and military operations as head of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, was killed on Friday in a US drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport. 
 
Following massive funeral marches in Iraq, Soleimani's body was flown to the city of Ahvaz in southwest Iran on Sunday. 

Video from the scene shows a casket wrapped in an Iranian flag being unloaded from a plane as a military band plays and the crowd angrily chanted'Death to America'.
 
On Saturday, Revolutionary Guards commander Major General Hossein Salami promised 'a strategic revenge which will definitely put an end to the US presence in the region'.  
 
However, Trump threatened to hit 52 critical targets in Iran in retaliation if Tehran strikes any American interests in the region, upping the stakes after Iran said it had identified 35 targets for potential strikes and raised its red 'flags of revenge' over a key mosque.  
 
'Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!' Trump tweeted on Saturday from Mar-a-Lago, after spending the day at his nearby golf course. 

'Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters,' Trump said.

'He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years,' he continued.
 
Trump's threat referenced the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1981, in which 52 US diplomats and citizens were held hostage by student revolutionaries in Iran. 
 
 
His threat to target sites important to 'Iranian culture' drew many accusations from critics that he was threatening to commit 'war crimes'.
 
A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the list of US targets from DailyMail.com. 


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