The bad blood between the United State of American and Iran, do not seem to be coming to an end soon as
Trump cited a possible “sneak attack” by Iran on US forces based in Iraq but refused to give any more details. He warned of any attack from Iran, that such attack will be met with retaliation from the US Military.
In his word he said “Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on US troops and/or assets in Iraq. If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed!” Trump said in a post on Twitter.
According to Iranian News Agency, a top Iranian military aide had earlier warned of consequences if the US engages in “provocative actions” in Iraq.
“We advise US politicians and military to take responsibility for the consequences of their provocative actions (in Iraq),” General Yahya Rahim Safavi said.
“Any US action will mark an even larger strategic failure in the current president’s record.”
Iran’s president said on Wednesday that, with the advent of the coronavirus, the US had missed a historic opportunity to lift sanctions on his country, though the penalties had not hampered its fight against the infection.
“The United States lost the best opportunity to lift sanctions,” Hassan Rouhani said in a televised cabinet meeting.
“It was a great opportunity for Americans to apologies … and to lift the unjust and unfair sanctions on Iran.”
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo within the week had raised the possibility that the US might consider easing sanctions on Iran to help fight the pandemic.
The US and Iran have been at loggerheads for decades, and their relationship became worse after Trump abandoned Iran’s 2015 multilateral nuclear deal and re-imposed US economic sanctions on Tehran. Coupled with the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and the attack on a US embassy in Baghdad, it seems the relationship between both countries will only get worse.