‘Beware of trap’: Iranian FM warns Trump ‘Israeli agents’ are preparing ‘attacks’ on US forces in Iraq to spark war against Tehran
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused Israel of plotting false flag attacks on Americans in Iraq in a bid to frame Iran and prompt Washington start an all-out war with Tehran.
Zarif on Saturday tagged Donald Trump on Twitter – the US president’s social media of choice – as he repeated the claim of a false flag plot.
New intelligence from Iraq indicate that Israeli agent-provocateurs are plotting attacks against Americans – putting an outgoing Trump in a bind with a fake casus belli.
The foreign minister then warned Trump against falling for the alleged Israeli plot. He said that any hostilities against Tehran will backfire not only for Washington but also for its chief ally in the Middle East.
“Be careful of a trap, [President Trump]. Any fireworks will backfire badly, particularly against your same BFFs,” Zarif wrote.
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US-Iran Tensions Simmer Ahead of Soleimani Killing Anniversary
Posted on anuary 3rd marks the first anniversary of the US assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by a US drone strike in Baghdad. With the upcoming anniversary, US officials have been scaremongering about possible Iranian or Iranian-backed attacks.
In the latest warning from the US, an anonymous official told CNN’s Barbara Starr on Friday that “Iranian maritime forces in the Persian Gulf raised readiness levels in last 48 hours.” The official acknowledged that it is not clear if the moves are “defensive” because Iran is expecting a US attack or if Iran is gearing up to go on the offensive.
In the weeks and months leading up to the anniversary of Soleimani’s killing, Iran has faced constant provocations from the US and Israel. Tensions began to simmer in November after a report said President Trump reviewed options to attack an Iranian nuclear site. Iran responded to the news by preaching caution to its allies in the region, while Israel took it as a signal to escalate tensions.
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