- Iran has threatened to launch attacks on American soil in response President Donald Trump's warning that any strike on American interests in the region will 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
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 will bring massive retaliation.
The UK Mirror, citing the Iranian Labour News Agency, reports that a member of parliament in the country, Abolfazl Aboutorabi issued the threats on Sunday, January 5, 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.
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 the president of the United States, 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 will not take any threats from Iran and the world power would hit "very fast and very hard" at the Iranians.
Justifying the killing of an Iranian general in airstrikes that he ordered, Trump said, late Soleimani had planned to kill several Americans, killed hundreds of Iranian protesters and had organized the attack on 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. Legit.ng gathered that the camp, codename Simba, was attacked in the early hours of Sunday, January 5.
The news was posted by a United States security warning system on the social media platform, Twitter.
According to the tweet, the attack was not on a US naval base as earlier thought but on Camp Simba which was operated by the US and Kenya military.
The terrorists were said to have driven a bomb-laden car through the gates of the camp before the fighting began.
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