Trump identifies 52 targets in Iran as talk of war escalates

Trump identifies 52 targets in Iran as talk of war escalates

- Donald Trump has identified 52 targets that the US is prepared to attack

- He warned Iran that they could hit the targets "very fast and very hard"

- Iran has promised "severe revenge" on America for the assassination of its general, Qasem Soleimani

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United States President Donald Trump has issued a warning to Iran that the US military has identified 52 targets within in Iran. He said that the US is prepared to attack these targets if any American citizens or property is attacked by Iran.

Briefly.co.za learned that the Tweet written by Trump defended the US military's use of force in the drone strike on Qasem Soleimani, a powerful Iranian general.

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The number 52 is significant according to Trump, he says it represents the number of US prisoners who were held hostage at the US embassy in Tehran in 1979.

The US president said that the sites are "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!"

He continued tweeting about the new us military equipment that would be used calling it "brand new beautiful".

The attack on the Iranian general has caused mixed reactions across the globe, with some condemning the US and others praising Trump according to the sowetanlive.co.za.

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Iran has promised to retaliate against the US for the attack.

South Africa has cautioned the world against rushing into war, reminding international leaders that conflict in Iran would drive the cost of oil up tremendously and severely affect the people living in Iran and Iraq.

Briefly.co.za covered the reaction to the attack on Soleimani by Iran, which promised revenge for the murder of their general.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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