File image of Iran’s Overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (Graphic: Reuters)
He issued the warning on the anniversary of the US killing of major Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by a drone strike in Iraq. There was no instant remark by Israel.
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Iranian Overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged US President Donald Trump on Saturday not to be “trapped” by an alleged Israeli plan to provoke a war through attacks on US forces in Iraq.
He issued the warning on the anniversary of the US killing of top rated Iranian typical Qassem Soleimani by a drone strike in Iraq. There was no rapid remark by Israel.
Washington blames Iran-backed militia for frequent rocket attacks on US amenities in Iraq, such as near the US embassy. No identified Iran-backed groups have claimed accountability.
“New intelligence from Iraq reveal(s) that Israeli agent-provocateurs are plotting assaults in opposition to Us citizens — placing an outgoing Trump in a bind with a bogus casus belli (act justifying war),” Zarif said in a tweet.
“Be careful of a entice, @realDonaldTrump. Any fireworks will backfire poorly,” Zarif wrote.
New intelligence from Iraq reveal that Israeli agent-provocateurs are plotting assaults from Americans—putting an outgoing Trump in a bind with a phony casus belli.Be mindful of a trap, @realDonaldTrump. Any fireworks will backfire poorly, specially from your same BFFs.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 2, 2021
Esmail Ghaani, who succeeded Soleimani as head the elite Quds pressure, stated on Friday Iran was continue to ready to reply.
The US military flew two nuclear-able B-52 bombers to the Middle East in a concept of deterrence to Iran on Wednesday, but the bombers have considering the fact that still left the region.