(CBN) – President Donald Trump warned Iran on Monday the United States will respond “1000 times greater” to any attack following reports that the Islamic Republic is weighing assassinating a US diplomat in retaliation for the January killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.



“According to press reports, Iran may be planning an assassination, or other attack, against the United States in retaliation for the killing of terrorist leader Soleimani,” Trump tweeted. “Any attack by Iran, in any form, against the United States will be met with an attack on Iran that will be 1,000 times greater in magnitude!”

Politico reported on Sunday that the Iranian government is weighing assassinating US Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks. The news site cited a US government official familiar with the issue and another official who has seen the US intelligence.

The US has known about the threat against Marks’ life since the spring, but the threat has become more specific in recent weeks, the report said. Marks has already been made aware of the threat against her, Politico reported. Marks has few, if any, known ties to Iran but officials believe she may have been selected because of her longtime friendship with Trump. READ MORE

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