Iran threatens to launch attack on the White House, other US sites

Iran threatens to launch attack on the White House, other US sites

- Iran has threatened to launch attacks on American soil in response to President Donald Trump's warning that any strike on American interests in the region would bring massive retaliation

- Abolfazl Aboutorabi, an Iranian member of parliament, issued the threat during an open session of parliament in Tehran

- Aboutorabi describes the actions of the US as a declaration of war

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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 would bring massive retaliation.

The UK Mirror reports that a member of parliament in the country, Abolfazl Aboutorabi, issued the threats on Sunday during an open session of parliament in Tehran.

"We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on American soil. We have the power, and God willing we will respond in an appropriate time," Abutorabi was quoted as saying.

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Iran threatens to launch strike on White House

Abolfazl Aboutorabi, an Iranian member of parliament, describes the actions of the US as a declaration of war
Source: UGC

He described the actions of the US as a declaration of war, noting that Iran would respond in kind.

"When someone declares war do you want to respond to the bullets with flowers? They will shoot you in the head," he added.

The threat by the Iranian official came after President Donald Trump threatened to attack no fewer than 52 Iranian targets to bring down the Middle East country if it dares to carry out threats of attacks on America.

President Trump, in series of tweets, said the US would not tolerate any threats from Iran and the world power would hit "very fast and very hard" at the Iranians.

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Trump later tried to justify the killing of an Iranian general in airstrikes which he ordered. Trump said Soleimani had planned to kill several Americans, killed hundreds of Iranian protesters and had organised the attack on the US embassy in Iraq.

Meanwhile, a camp jointly operated by the United States of America and Kenya has been attacked by suspected terrorists in the East African country. The camp, codenamed Simba, was attacked in the early hours of Sunday.

The news was posted by a United States security warning system on Twitter.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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