An adviser to Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani has said that his country is fighting President Donald Trump and not America as a country, even as he vowed to destroy all of Trump’s property empire for assassinating Iran’s military commander, Qassem Soleimani.
Rouhani stressed that Tehran’s ‘sole problem is Trump’ rather than the American people – dropping another hint of a direct reprisal against him.
Hesameddin Ashena had shared a link to a Forbes article listing all of Trump’s properties in New York, his hotels and resorts across America and golf courses in the US and Britain.
The list included the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where the president was when he ordered the hit on Soleimani, as well as the Trump International Hotels in Washington and Las Vegas and his New York Tower with its Fifth Avenue entrance.
At Soleimani’s funeral march in Tehran, the military commander’s daughter declared that ‘families of U.S. soldiers in the Middle East will spend their days waiting for the death of their children’.
Trump has threatened his own retaliation if Iran hits US targets, warning of a ‘disproportionate response’ including cultural sites.
President Trump wrote in a capital-letters tweet that ‘IRAN WILL NEVER HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON’ despite Tehran’s latest move away from the nuclear deal.
With tensions mounting, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wept over Soleimani’s coffin as hundreds of thousands joined a funeral march in Tehran.