If the Islamic Republic decides to challenge & fight, it will do so unequivocally. We're not after wars, but we strongly defend the Iranian nation's interests, dignity, & glory.— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) January 1, 2020
If anyone threatens that, we will unhesitatingly confront & strike them.
And again: "That guy has tweeted that considers Iran responsible for the events of Baghdad and who will respond to Iran. 1 - you can't do anything. 2 - If you were logical - what you're not - you won't realize that your crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan, ... you have made hate you from all the nations".
That guy has's far that we see Iran responsible for the events in Baghdad & we will respond to Iran.— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) January 1, 2020
1st: You can't do anything.
2nd: If you were logical —which you're not— you'd see that your crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. have made nations hate you. https://t.co/hMGOEDwHuY
The threat to Khamenei comes in response to Trump, who had tweeted: "Iran will be held fully responsible for the lives lost or the damage suffered in any of our facilities. They will pay a heavy PRICE! This is not a warning, it is a threat. Happy new year!". Iraq, an ally of Tehran and Washington was once again the scene of their stalemate, which now threatens to lead to an escalation up to an open clash.
on Friday evening, a missile attack against the Us base in Kirkuk in Iraq has killed a contractor for the american. In retaliation, on Sunday night, the american planes have bombed the bases of the Brigades, the Hezbollah, a faction of the pro-iranian in Iraq, accused of being responsible for the attack, killing at least 25 fighters and arousing general indignation to the highest level of the iraqi State. Yesterday, the funeral procession of the 25 dead led to the assault of the american embassy in Baghdad. The american secretary of State,
Mike Pompeo, said that the attack was the work of terrorists: "it was orchestrated by terrorists, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and Qais al-Khazali, and supported by allies from iran, Hadi al-Amari, and Faleh al-Fayyad - has-tweeted - Have all been photographed in front of our embassy," attaching three images.