Trump Warns Iran It Will Pay a ‘Very Heavy Price’ If It Carries out Attack on US Soldiers

President Donald Trump  says that Iran, or its proxies, is planning a “sneak attack on U.S. troops.”

In a tweet on Wednesday afternoon, Trump warned Iran against such an attack.

“Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq. If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed!” 

According to Fox News, intelligence officials believe that Iranian proxies were plotting an attack. Additionally, they said Trump’s tweet was an attempt to signal Iranian leaders to pressure their proxies to back off of an attack.

The tweet comes months after tension between the U.S. and Iran ratcheted up severely after Iranian proxies launched an attack on an Iraqi military base where U.S. soldiers were stationed.

In response, the U.S. carried out an airstrike on the militia behind the attack. That led to a tit-for-tat, which led militia members to storm the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad. 

That led to the U.S. carrying out an airstrike that killed Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani. 

Check out some of the reactions to Trump’s tweet:

However, not everyone voiced opposition to his warning, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he supports Trump’s warning to Iran:

Trump’s tweet renewed calls for Congress to pass new legislation aimed at limiting his military authority in regards to Iran. 

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