Over the weekend, an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reportedly hinted at striking Donald Trump’s properties in response to the targeted airstrikes that took out the high ranking military commander Qassem Soleimani.
Hesameddin Ashena, one of the top advisers to the Iranian President, made a post on Twitter linking to a Forbes article which listed all the properties in the Trump real estate empire, including his hotels in New York, Las Vegas, Chicago and his resorts and golf courses that are spread out across the US and Britain.
Trump’s now infamous Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where the president was staying when he ordered the airstrikes on Iran last week is also on the list. Of course, all the sites on this list are a matter of public record, but the fact that these locations were cryptically posted by an Iranian presidential advisor has some US military officials very concerned.
Properties pictured in the Forbes list include:
New York City:
- 1290 Avenue of Americas
- 40 Wall Street
- Trump Tower
- 6 E. 57th Street
- Trump Park Avenue
- Trump Parc/Trump Parc East
- Trump Plaza
- Trump World Tower
- Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
- 555 California Street, San Francisco
- Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas
- Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC
- Trump Winery, Charlottesville, VA
- Undeveloped Lots in California
- Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago
Gold Courses & Clubs:
- U.S. Golf Clubs
- Mar-a-Largo, Palm Beach, FL
- Trump National Doral, Miami
- Scotland & Ireland Golf Clubs
However, in another Tweet, Ashena clarified that his anger is with the Trump administration, not the American people.
Iranian lawmaker MP Abolfazl Abutorabi called for a strike on the White House this week, in response to President Donald Trump’s order to take out Soleimani. Around the same time that those comments were made, an organizer of the general’s funeral put a price of 80 million dollars on Trump’s head, suggesting that every Iranian could give one dollar towards the bounty for the person who took out the US president.
As we reported previously, a group claiming to be Iranian hackers has infiltrated the website of a small and mostly unknown US government agency and then replaced the home page with a post titled “Iranian Hackers!” which showed a photoshopped image depicting Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Iranian flag, and a bloodied image of US President Donald Trump, who appears to be getting punched in the mouth by an Iranian military official.
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Diplomacy between the United States and Iran is completely deteriorating. This weekend, Iran’s state television broadcaster reported that the country’s government will be backing out of the 2015 nuclear pact that was made with the United States. Following the numerous strikes on sites in Iraq, the Iraqi government has voted to expel the remaining US troops from the country, however, this is not the first time that this has happened, and it is very likely that the United States will refuse to leave.
In fact, US President Donald Trump suggested that he would place extreme sanctions on Iraq if they forced the troops to leave the country. Furthermore, if the troops do leave, there is no guarantee that the US will stop conducting drone strikes in the region, because there are many other places, like Pakistan, for example, where the US is conducting drone strikes despite the fact that there is no official conflict there. Pakistan is not alone either, there are numerous countries throughout Africa and the middle east where the United States is conducting drone strikes and other military operations in places where they are not welcomed.