The battle of words between Iran and the USA is still going strong in the Twittersphere. And Israel seems to be absorbing the brunt of it.
After US President Donald Trump threatened to strike 52 Iranian targets should Tehran continue attacking the US or its assets abroad, former head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), Mohsen Rezaei, responded saying that if they did that, the Israeli cities of Haifa and Tel Aviv would be decimated and returned to the ground-level.
اگر #آمریکا بعد از پاسخ نظامی ما دست به اقدامی بزند تلاویو و حیفا را با خاک یکسان خواهیم کرد.#انتقام_سخت
— محسن رضایی (@ir_rezaee) January 5, 2020
This threat came just days after his successor, senior Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards commander Gholamali Abuhamzeh threatened on Saturday to attack U.S. military vessels and “vital American targets,” as well as Israel saying: “The Strait of Hormuz is a vital point for the West and a large number of American destroyers and warships cross there… vital American targets in the region have been identified by Iran since a long time ago,” said Abuhamzeh according to Iran’s Tasnim news agency. “Some 35 U.S. targets in the region, as well as Tel Aviv, are within our reach.”
Trump’s tweet threatening to take out 52 Iranian targets, including “cultural” sites, was originally a response to Iran’s original threat to destroy 35 US targets in the region including American Navy vessels.
….targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2020