Spokesman warns of Iran’s response after Trump’s threat

Tasnim – The spokesperson for the Iranian administration dismissed falsified reports to which the US president has referred to threaten Iran with military action, cautioning Washington that any mistake would draw Iran’s appropriate response.

Speaking at a weekly press conference on Tuesday, Ali Rabiee dismissed the recent threat from US President Donald Trump that is based upon misinformation.

In a tweet on Monday, Trump said any attack by Iran would be met with a response “1,000 times greater in magnitude”, after a Politico report alleged that Iran has plans to avenge the assassination of top commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani by killing the US ambassador to South Africa.

The Iranian spokesperson deplored such “lame, falsified and maybe even custom-ordered statements” from the president of a country that claims to be running the world and shaping the world order.

“They (Americans) launched the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan on the basis of the same falsified comments. This is a tradition of Americans and particularly the incumbent US president, and pursues nothing but upsetting order and security in the region,” Rabiee added.

Trump may be making such comments to make fodder for his election campaign, he said, denouncing the US government for the unforgivable moves against humanity and for assassinating the hero Iranian commander, Lt. General Soleimani.

“If any mistake is made, Iran will also show an appropriate response,” the spokesperson warned.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has rejected the “custom-ordered, biased and purposeful” Politico report that cites the remarks made by a purportedly US government official in an attempt to make it look real.

“We advise the American officials to stop resorting to hackneyed and worn-out methods for anti-Iran propaganda in the international arena,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has said.