Washington on Sunday threatened “severe consequences” if its citizens “attacked” Iran after Tehran announced sanctions against about 50 Americans for their role in the assassination of General Qasim Suleimani.
“If Iran attacks any of our citizens, including one of the 52 people named on Saturday, it could have serious consequences,” US National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan said in a statement.
Jake Sullivan added, “The United States will protect and defend its citizens, including those who currently serve the United States and those who have served in the past.”
On Saturday, Tehran added more than 50 U.S. citizens to its list of those accused of plotting or plotting to assassinate Qatari commander Qatari commander Qasim Suleimani. The elite power of the revolution, the Islamic Republic.
Tehran announced new sanctions just days after the second anniversary of the assassination of Suleimani in a drone strike near Baghdad airport on the orders of then US President Donald Trump.
Those admitted include Mark Millie, chief of staff of the United States, and Nicky Haley, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
In a post on the social networking site Twitter this Sunday, Nicky Haley joked, “Looks like I should cancel my vacation in Iran …”.
On Monday, Iranian President Ibrahim Rice threatened to retaliate against former US leaders, including Donald Trump, during a rally in Tehran to mark the anniversary of the assassination of General Suleiman.