- Iran’s Foreign Minister Urges Donald Trump to Avoid Israel ‘Trap’ to Provoke War
by * Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged Donald Trump not to be ‘trapped’ by an alleged Israeli plan to provoke a war through attacks on US forces in Iraq
* Be careful of a trap, Donald Trump. Any fireworks will backfire badly, Zarif wrote
DUBAI: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday not to be “trapped” by an alleged Israeli plan to provoke a war through attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq. He issued the warning on the anniversary of the U.S. killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by a drone strike in Iraq. There was no immediate comment by Israel.
Washington blames Iran-backed militia for regular rocket attacks on U.S. facilities in Iraq, including near the U.S. embassy. No known Iran-backed groups have claimed responsibility. “New intelligence from Iraq indicate(s) that Israeli agent-provocateurs are plotting attacks against Americans — putting an outgoing Trump in a bind with a fake casus belli (act justifying war),” Zarif said in a tweet.