WORLD Iran rejects claim of plan to attack US troops in Iraq


Iran rejects claim of plan to attack US troops in Iraq


22:16, April 02, 2020


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TEHRAN, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday rejected U.S. claims that Iran plans an attack on American troops in Iraq.

On Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump alleged that "Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops or assets in Iraq."

Dismissing Trump's claims, Zarif said that "Iran starts no wars, but teaches lessons to those who do" so against Iran, Zarif tweeted.

In January, a U.S. airstrike killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, along with an Iraqi militia commander near Baghdad International Airport. U.S. claimed that Soleimani was planning to carry out attacks on Americans in Iraq, which Iran rejected.

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