A KEY adviser to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani yesterday made public a list of Donald Trump’s property holdings, as state TV backed a crowdfunding appeal to raise £60million for an assassination attempt.
Hesameddin Ashena posted a link to an article in Forbes magazine listing the US president’s business empire.
It included the Trump International Hotels in Washington and Las Vegas, the New York Trump Tower and the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida — from which he ordered Friday’s lethal drone attack on Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
‘Our sole problem is Trump,’ said Mr Ashena, who chairs Iran’s centre for strategic studies. ‘In the event of war it is he who will bear full responsibility.’
The move came as Boris Johnson called for a de-escalation in tensions. The PM met ministers in Downing Street after Iran announced it was resuming its nuclear programme and Iraq promised to expel UK and US troops.
‘The coalition is in Iraq to protect Iraqis and others from the threat from Daesh at the request of the Iraqi government,’ the PM’s spokesman said. ‘We urge the Iraqi government to ensure the coalition is able to continue our vital work.’ But Downing Street stopped short of backing a threat by Mr Trump to attack 52 Iranian targets.
Yesterday, as Soleimani’s funeral took place in Tehran, his replacement Esmail Ghaani said: ‘God the almighty has promised to get his revenge, and God is the main avenger. Certainly actions will be taken.’
■ THREE suspected terrorists who tried to force their way into a British Army training camp in Kenya have been arrested. Sunday’s attack in Laikipia county came on the same day Daesh-linked al-Shabab extremists attacked a military base and killed three US military personnel in Lamu county. US Africa Command said five aircraft were destroyed and one damaged in al-Shabab’s assault at the Manda Bay Airfield. It was al-Shabab’s first attack against US forces inside Kenya. It has previously targeted civilians.