US will hit ‘very fast and very hard’ if Iran retaliates for Qassem Soleimani assassination, Trump warns

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Donald Trump has warned that the US will hit Iran “very fast and very hard” if it takes retaliatory action after the assassination of the terror chief Qassem Soleimani.

The US president said that the military has identified 52 Iranian targets, including some “very high level” cultural sites, which he said the will be hit if Iran launches attacks against the US. Iran said that targeting cultural sites would represent a “war crime”.

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Tim Ripley has been writing on defence issues since 1990, for a wide range of British and international publications. He has reported from conflict zones in the Balkans and Middle East, as well as major defence and aerospace industry exhibitions around the world. Recent assignments include the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia, the Farnborough, Paris, Dubai and Singapore Airshows, NATO Headquarters in Brussels, The Hague war crimes tribunal and the Pentagon in Washington DC. His news reporting and features have appeared in the mainstream news media (The Sunday Telegraph, The Economist, The Scotsman) as well as specialist defence publications (Jane's Defence Weekly, Jane's Intelligence Review, Jane's Sentinel, Air Forces Monthly, Air International, Defence Helicopter, Unmanned Vehicles, Flight International, Flight Daily News, World Air Power Journal, International Air Power Review)

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