Trump says US response to Iran attack will be ‘1,000 times greater’

US President Donald Trump. (File photo: Reuters)

US President Donald Trump on Monday vowed that any attack by Iran would be met with a response “1,000 times greater in magnitude,” after reports that Iran planned to avenge the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani in January.

“Any attack by Iran, in any form, against the United States will be met with an attack on Iran that will be 1,000 times greater in magnitude!” Trump tweeted after reports of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa.

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A US media report, quoting unnamed officials, said that an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa was planned before the US presidential election in November.

US Ambassador Lana Marks, left, and a photo of late Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, right.

US Ambassador Lana Marks, left, and a photo of late Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, right.

Iran responded on Tuesday, warning the US against making a “strategic mistake.”

“We hope that they do not make a new strategic mistake and certainly in the case of any strategic mistake, they will witness Iran’s decisive response,” government spokesman Ali Rabiei told a televised news conference.

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