Adviser to Iran’s Khamenei warns US of consequences of ‘provocative actions’ in Iraq

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran on June 12, 2009. (Reuters)

A top military aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei cautioned the United States on Wednesday of consequences of “provocative actions” in Iraq, Iranian news agencies reported.

“We advise US politicians and military to take responsibility for the consequences of their provocative actions (in Iraq),” General Yahya Rahim Safavi said, quoted by the semi-official news agency Tasnim. “Any US action will mark an even larger strategic failure in the current president’s record.”

Rahim Safavi made the comments hours before US President Donald Trump said that Iran or its proxies planned a sneak attack on US targets in Iraq and warned they would pay a “very heavy price” but gave no details.

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