President Trump to Iran: If you retaliate, we will hit you ‘very fast and very hard’

President Donald Trump responded Saturday evening with a series of tweets to statements made by Iranian leadership that they would retaliate the death of Qassem Soleimani by targeting U.S. assets and personnel anywhere in the Middle East region.

“We have … targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran” and “if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets… Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD,” Trump wrote in a series of tweets.