The US does not have the guts to go to war with Iran, Iranian Army Chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi has said. This comes after US President Donald Trump tweeted, "If Iran strikes any Americans or American assets, we've targeted 52 Iranian sites. Those targets will get hit hard." Tensions between Iran and the US escalated after killing of an Iranian General.
“Like ISIS, Like Hitler, Like Genghis! They all hate cultures. Trump is a terrorist in a suit. He will learn history very soon that NOBODY can defeat the Great Iranian Nation & Culture,” Information and Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi tweeted.
As the two countries assailed each other in a war of words, the European Union, Britain and Oman urged the parties to seek to de-escalate the crisis.
Soleimani, Iran’s pre-eminent military commander, was killed on Friday in a U.S. drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport, an attack that took long-running hostilities between Washington and Tehran into uncharted territory and raised the specter of a wider conflict in the Middle East.