World War 3 fears: Trump sends chilling warning as rockets land near US Embassy in Baghdad

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Two Katyusha rockets fell on Sunday inside the Iraqi capital Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone. The Green Zone houses government buildings and foreign missions, police sources claimed. Sirens were being sounded and there were no immediate reports of casualties, the sources added.

Reporter Danny Makki wrote on Twitter: “Multiple rockets land near US Embassy in Baghdad”.

The Iraqi military later confirmed two rockets fell inside the Green Zone, while the other fell in the Jadriya area.

Six people are thought to have been injured following the rocket strikes, with reports one struck a civilian house.

Responding just minutes after the incident, Mr Trump wrote on Twitter: “These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any US person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!”

It comes just days after Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was killed following a US drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport.

Despite the attack, the US President continued his fiery rhetoric, writing on Twitter “that Iran “is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets”.

Following the attack, Mr Trump wrote: “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.

“He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years.

“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!”

Later on Sunday, he added: “The United States just spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment. We are the biggest and by far the BEST in the World!

“If Iran attacks an American Base, or any American, we will be sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way…and without hesitation!”

In remarks to Fox News on Sunday, Mike Pompeo, United States Secretary of State, said Trump had not threatened to target Iranian cultural sites.

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Thousands of people took to the streets in Iran in anger following Soleimani’s death after the US airstrike on Friday.

On Sunday, Iranian Labour News Agency claimed Iranian MP Abolfazl Abutorabi warned the country could respond on US soil.

He said: “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.”

Mr Abutorabi added: “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.”

Soleimani’s body was flown to the city of Ahvaz in southwest Iran on Sunday following massive funeral marches in Iraq.

Scenes show a casket wrapped in an Iranian flag being unloaded from a plane as a military band played while crowds furiously chanted “Death to America”.

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On Sunday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani of having been “a threat to all our interests” and said “we will not lament his death”, as he called for de-escalation from all sides.

He said: “Today I have spoken with President Macron, President Trump and Chancellor Merkel, and will be speaking with other leaders in the coming days.

“General Qassem Soleimani posed a threat to all our interests and was responsible for a pattern of disruptive, destabilising behaviour in the region.

“Given the leading role he has played in actions that have led to the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians and western personnel, we will not lament his death.

“It is clear however that all calls for retaliation or reprisals will simply lead to more violence in the region and they are in no-one’s interest.

“We are in close contact with all sides to encourage de-escalation. I will be speaking to other leaders and our Iraqi friends to support peace and stability.”

Iran said on Sunday it would further roll back its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers but continue to cooperate with the UN nuclear watchdog according to state television.

The station cited a government spokesman as saying Iran would not respect any limits set down in the pact on the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges it could use, which meant there would be no limits on its enrichment capacity, the level to which uranium could be enriched, or Iran’s nuclear research and development.

Also, on Sunday, Iraq’s parliament called for US and other foreign military forces to leave amid a growing backlash against the killing of Soleimani.


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