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05 January 2020 - 16:07
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US President Donald Trump has once again threatened to strike Iran “harder than they have ever been hit before” using what he called “by far the BEST in the World” military equipment.

RNA - Trump made the threat on Twitter hours after he threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites if the Iranians attempted to take retaliatory action against the US for the assassination of a senior military commander.

Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), were assassinated in US airstrikes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Friday.

Trump's threats came after Iranian authorities said they would show a harsh response to the US strikes.

In his new tweets, Trump said that the US would use “brand new beautiful equipment” to hit the Islamic Republic “without hesitation.”

The United States just spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment. We are the biggest and by far the BEST in the World! If Iran attacks an American Base, or any American, we will be sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way...and without hesitation!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2020

They attacked us, & we hit back. If they attack again, which I would strongly advise them not to do, we will hit them harder than they have ever been hit before! https://t.co/qI5RfWsSCH

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2020

Outraged by president's threats, many social media users have taken to Twitter criticizing him.

Meanwhile, Trump's Democratic presidential rival for the 2020 election, Joe Biden, said in an interview that the president's remarks on Twitter were "dangerous and irresponsible."

"When he makes statements like that, it just seems to me to be he's going off on a tweet storm on his own, and it's incredibly dangerous and irresponsible," Biden told reporters, according to a video posted to Twitter by CBS News's Bo Erickson.

WATCH: @JoeBiden rips @realDonaldTrump's tweets on Iran and calls them “incredibly dangerous and irresponsible” @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/GWv0THOHfH

— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) January 5, 2020

Trump has drawn widespread condemnation across the United States as groups of protesters took to the streets in Washington and other cities on Saturday to criticize him for ordering to conduct the airstrike in Iraq and to send about 3,000 more troops to the Middle East.

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