President Trump Takes ‘Anti-Benghazi’ Action After Iraqi Protesters Infiltrate Embassy Gates

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President Trump on Tuesday took “anti-Benghazi” action and threatened Iran, saying that the country “will pay a very BIG PRICE!” after the break-in at the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad.

Trump has blamed Iran for the embassy breach in which dozens of Iraqi Shiite militiamen and their supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy, smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area in one of the worst attacks on the embassy in recent years, reported Fox News.

The President took to Twitter in a series of tweets Tuesday writing: “Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!”

The Commander in Chief continued, “The U.S. Embassy in Iraq is, & has been for hours, SAFE! Many of our great Warfighters, together with the most lethal military equipment in the world, was immediately rushed to the site. Thank you to the President & Prime Minister of Iraq for their rapid response upon request. Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat. Happy New Year!”

(Related: Trump Fires Back At Iran’s ‘Insulting’ Statement, Warns Any Attack To Be Met With ‘Overwhelming Force’: ‘No More John Kerry & Obama!’)

“The Anti-Benghazi!” President Trump declared on Twitter after it was reported that 100 Marines had been sent to the embassy.  A U.S. Apache helicopter gunship also flew over the embassy and dropped flares in a “show of force,” attempting to disperse the crowd. (Continued Below)

“To those many millions of people in Iraq who want freedom and who don’t want to be dominated and controlled by Iran, this is your time!” President Trump proclaimed.

The breach followed U.S. airstrikes on Sunday that killed 25 fighters of the Iran-backed militia in Iraq, the Kataeb Hezbollah. The U.S. military said the strikes were in retaliation for last week’s killing of an American contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base that the U.S. blamed on the militia, as per Fox News.

Last year, after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the U.S. against taking aggressive action– could lead to war with Iran, President Trump warned: “To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!” (Video Below)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reacts to the attack on the U.S. Embassy:

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President Trump’s official tweets:

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