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Iran is vowing anew to assassinate former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, prompting the State Department to warn any targeting of current or former U.S. officials will result in “severe consequences.”
“Live in fear, liar,” a social media account associated with the Iranian regime tweeted over the weekend, including an image of Pompeo with crosshairs on his forehead.
Iranians have vowed revenge against Pompeo and former State official Brian Hook for the 2020 drone strike that killed Iranian terror leader Qassem Soleimani while Pompeo was America’s chief diplomat under former President Donald Trump.
The threats on Pompeo’s life were disseminated again on Tuesday from an account belonging to Soleimani’s daughter, Zainab.
The State Department told the Free Beacon that Iran will face “severe consequences” if it attacks any American official.
“Make no mistake: the United States will protect and defend its citizens,” a State Department spokesman told the news site. “This includes those serving the United States now and those who formerly served.”