June 18, 2019

Trump: ‘If Iran Wants to Fight, That Will Be the Official End of Iran’

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of Realtors' Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, U.S., May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

President Donald Trump tweeted out a warning to the Iranian regime May 19 stating that it “will be the official end of Iran” if the mullahs attack the United States.

The tweet came in response to a rocket falling nearby the U.S. embassy in Iraq May 19; the rocket was purportedly launched from the East Baghdad region, where various pro-Iran terror groups reside group. The aforementioned groups have reportedly distanced themselves from the rocket launch.

“If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran,” Trump tweeted. “Never threaten the United States again!”

Trump followed up by tweeting Monday, “Iran will call us if and when they are ever ready. In the meantime, their economy continues to collapse – very sad for the Iranian people!”

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted in response to Trump Monday that “EconomicTerrorism & genocidal taunts won’t ‘end Iran.’ NeverThreatenAnIranian. Try respect – it works!”

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have escalated in recent days after the U.S. deployed warships and bombers to the Persian Gulf in response to U.S. intelligence that “Iran is threatening American interests in the Middle East,” according to Politico. The U.S. has also ordered all non-essential personnel to evacuate Iraq.