President Trump announced Wednesday afternoon that Iran, the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism, is planning an attack on U.S. troops in Iraq.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2020
Warning comes as new head of #Iran #IRGC-QF concluded his first public visit to #Iraq, end of Nowruz, & three month anniversary of #Soleimani's death on Friday. This is a similar sequence of events which led to March 11 Taji attack--with a high-level visit then by Ali Shamkhani. https://t.co/B9eaKcCIGk— Jason Brodsky (@JasonMBrodsky) April 1, 2020
While Iran's population suffers from Wuhan coronavirus, with one of the worst death rates in the world, their terrorist regime is prioritizing attacks. American politicians sympathetic to the regime have called for sanctions relief, sanctions put in place to stop Iran's nuclear program and terror activities, until the pandemic ends. These same politicians have failed to acknowledge the regime has rejected outside humanitarian aid, where sanctions do not apply.
Sanctions on Iran already exempt humanitarian and medical goods, so calling for them to be abolished because of the coronavirus crisis in Iran is wrongheaded and dishonest, @mdubowitz and @rich_goldberg argue.https://t.co/XL6SQywug0— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) April 1, 2020
Tensions with the country have been ramping up for nearly a year and Iranian proxy groups have launched hundreds of attacks in the Middle East since last summer. In February, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Saudi Arabia and met with newly stationed U.S. troops at Prince Sultan Air Base.