Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has brushed aside the threat from his American counterpart that the US would hit 52 Iranian sites if Tehran takes action in retaliation for the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani.
Those who refer to the number 52 should also remember the number 290. #IR655
Never threaten the Iranian nation.
— Hassan Rouhani (@HassanRouhani) January 6, 2020
“Those who refer to the number 52 should also remember the number 290,” the Iranian president said in the post, making a reference to Iran Air Flight 655, a passenger plane that was shot down by a US Navy guided-missile cruiser in the Persian Gulf waters in 1988 and took the lives of 290 civilians.
“Never threaten the Iranian nation,” the Iranian president warned Trump.