Iran Threatens to Assassinate Top Trump Administration Officials

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Two years after President Trump ordered a missile strike targeting Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, Tehran is threatening to assassinate top US officials who participated in the decision.

Iran recently announced it was sanctioning 52 US officials, a threat interpreted by the Biden administration as a plot for assassination.

“Make no mistake: the United States of America will protect and defend its citizens,” White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday. “This includes those serving the United States now and those who formerly served.”

“We will work with our allies and partners to deter and respond to any attacks carried out by Iran,” he said. “Should Iran attack any of our nationals, including any of the 52 people named yesterday, it will face severe consequences.

Iran made its threat even as it negotiates with the United States to end sanctions that have crippled the country since Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

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