A senior-level leader in Iran’s government has issued a threat against President Donald Trump, saying Tehran will take whatever steps necessary to “depose” the White House chief if he doesn’t cease and desist so-called aggressions into the Middle East.
And he’s hardly alone. Iran’s been ratcheting its saber-rattling against Trump in recent weeks.
Please. America would like to see that scenario as it unfolds. Can you say “Mad Dog” Mattis?
Anyhow, the Washington Free Beacon has the story:
“A senior Iranian leader and confidant of the Islamic Republic’s president is threatening to “depose” President Donald Trump if he continues his policy of confronting Iran and its terror proxy groups in the Middle East, according to recent comments that come as Iranian military leaders threaten missile strikes on U.S. forces and bases in the region.
“Mostafa Tajzadeh, a leading Iranian politician and ally to President Hassan Rouhani, claimed this week that the Trump administration is too “fragile” to confront Iran and that if U.S. officials do “anything unwise against Iran,” the Islamic Republic will see that Trump is “deposed,” according to Farsi-language comments independently translated for the Washington Free Beacon….
“Iranian forces and militants affiliated with Hezbollah, which is backed by Tehran, have launched several strikes on U.S.-backed forces in Syria in recent weeks, amplifying a growing proxy war between the United States and Iran that threatens to ignite the larger region.”
The Iranian figure took to Twitter to try and drum up U.S. support to toss Trump from the White House.
He wrote: “Trump’s presidency is so fragile that if he does anything unwise against Iran, if we react smartly, instead of the Islamic Republic of Iran, it is Trump who will be deposed,” the Iranian official tweeted, according to a translation of his remarks.”
Laughable, really — particularly when you consider that Trump is no Barack Obama.
Obama was the president of conciliation and head-bowing to Middle Eastern entities. Trump? Not so much.
More, from the Free Beacon:
Senior Iranian officials tied to its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, or IRGC, also are seeking confrontation, and have warned that the recent missile strikes in Syria were meant as a message to the United States and Israel.
“This reaction has a clear message for the American enemies and certain regional states that think that if they attack Iran, their aggression will remain unanswered,” Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military aide to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Wednesday in the country’s state-controlled press.
The military leader additionally bragged of Iran’s ability to flex its military strength in the region.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s power to decide and respond is a rapid and decisive power and the missile strikes against the ISIL terrorists’ positions in the past few days displayed Iran’ might and power to make decisions and react,” Safavi said.
Iranian diplomat Hossein Sheikholeslam further claimed this week that the missile strike is meant as a direct warning to the U.S. and Israel.
“It is crystal clear that it is a message not only to terrorists but to their sponsor—Israel, the U.S., and the ruling monarch dynasty of Saudi Arabia—who, by hands of terrorists, have committed mass killings in the region” the diplomat was quoted as saying this week. “Iran has the full will to display its military might and deliver pinpoint blows to any location of terrorists. It is a message to all those who have committed and is still committing violence in the region.”
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