Iran accuses Israel of trying to provoke war by attacking Americans
Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif warned Trump ‘of a trap … Any fireworks will backfire badly, particularly against your same BFFs.’
Specifically, Zarif accused ‘Israeli agent-provocateurs’ of ‘plotting attacks against Americans-—putting an outgoing Trump in a bind with a fake casus belli.’
Zarif warned Trump on Twitter, writing: ‘Be careful of a trap, @realDonaldTrump. Any fireworks will backfire badly, particularly against your same BFFs.’
According to Zarif, the information came from Iraq.
New intelligence from Iraq indicate that Israeli agent-provocateurs are plotting attacks against Americans—putting an outgoing Trump in a bind with a fake casus belli.
Be careful of a trap, @realDonaldTrump. Any fireworks will backfire badly, particularly against your same BFFs.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 2, 2021
Zarif’s accusation refers to recent actions carried out by Israel and the US in order to try and prevent a war with Iran, by signaling Tehran that it should not try its luck and carry out actions against Israeli and American targets in the region.
Several estimates, inducing by the idF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. H idai Zilberman, pointed to a possible Iranian retaliation as the anniversary of Iranian Maj.-Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s assassination approaches on Sunday.
On December 29, the USAF dispatched B-52 Stratofortress bombers to fly over the Gulf in an apparent effort to deter Tehran from a possible Iranian attack on US assets in the region. A week and a half earlier, an idF Navy submarine crossed the Suez Canal as a direct message to Iran.
Following the US dispatching the bombers to fly over the Gulf, Zarif wrote in a tweet that Iran is prepared to ‘OPENLY & DIRECTLY defend its people.’
Instead of fighting Cov id in US, @realDonaldTrump & cohorts waste billions to fly B52s & send armadas to OUR region
Intelligence from Iraq indicate plot to FABRICATE pretext for war.
Iran doesn’t seek war but will OPENLY & DIRECTLY defend its people, security & vital interests.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) December 31, 2020