An Iranian diplomat has warned that US President Barack Obama’s daughter will be kidnapped and raped if America attacks Syria.
Alireza Forghani, also the former governor of southern Iran’s Kish Province, warned of mass abductions and killings of American citizens worldwide in the event the Obama administration launches a military strike in Syria.
‘Hopefully Obama will be pigheaded enough to attack Syria, and then we will see the … loss of U.S. interests [through terrorist attacks],’ he threatened.
‘In just 21 hours [after the attack on Syria], a family member of every U.S. minister [department secretary], U.S. ambassadors, U.S. military commanders around the world will be abducted. And then 18 hours later, videos of their amputation will be spread [around the world]’ he said reported.
The threat comes amid reports that the U.S has intercepted an order from Iranian official instructing militants in Iraq to attack U.S. interests in Baghdad if the attack goes ahead.
The American embassy in Baghdad was a likely target, according to unnamed U.S. officials quoted by the Wall Street Journal.
The Journal said the officials did not describe the range of potential targets indicated by the intelligence.
In addition, the State Department issued a warning on Thursday telling U.S. citizens to avoid all but ‘essential’ travel to Iraq.
President Barack Obama has asked the U.S. Congress to back his plan for limited strikes in response to a chemical weapons attack on civilians that the United States blames on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.
The Journal reported that the Iranian message was intercepted in recent days and came from the head of the Revolutionary Guards’ Qods Force.