Revenge on Trump? Iran releases disturbing movie of drone strike on ex-president
The movie was reportedly made for a competition to commemorate the death of Qassem Soleimani, killed in a US drone attack in Iraq authorised by Trump
Iran has created an animated movie depicting former US President Donald Trump being attacked by a drone on a golf course in an unusual gesture of hostility. The movie was purportedly made as part of a competition to commemorate the death of former Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in January 2020 after a US drone attack in Iraq authorised by then- president Trump. The CGI video was posted on Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's official website.
The film appears to show Trump being targeted in a drone strike directed by a robot while he is on the golf course at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida estate. Inside the golf course, an American flag can be seen and Trump sports his trademark hat, accompanied by four other persons in the disturbing clip. After that, a little remote-controlled car appears out of nowhere, driven by a drone operator. The image of Soleimani appears next in the video. The operator hacks the surveillance cameras so that no one can see the remotely controlled car. During this time, Trump's phone receives a message demanding revenge for Soleimani's murder. Meanwhile, a drone comes and launches a direct strike on Trump. After then, the video finishes, text appears on the screen which says, "vengeance is guaranteed".
The drone strike on Soleimani was described by Iran as a "callous terrorist act". President Ebrahim Raisi has threatened to get revenge on Trump over the assassination of Soleimani. Iran's hardline President Ebrahim Raisi ordered that Trump be "prosecuted and killed" earlier this month. “If not, I'm telling all American leaders, don't doubt that the hand of revenge will come out of the sleeves of the ummah,” Raisi warned, referring to the worldwide community of Muslims
Last year, a similar video of Trump on a golf course surfaced. Iran levied penalties on 50 US officials, mostly from the Trump administration, despite the White House's declaration that it will guard and defend its nationals. "Should Iran attack any of our people," the White House warned, "severe consequences" will follow. Former national security adviser Robert O'Brien and former US representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley were also targeted by President Raisi's administration.
Looks like I’ll have to cancel my relaxing getaway to Iran… https://t.co/25sPPm2kSm— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) January 9, 2022
In a tweet, Haley poked fun at Iran's government, writing, "Looks like I'll have to cancel my relaxing getaway to Iran," and added, "when you get sanctioned by Iran, the world's leading state sponsor of terror, you know you're doing something right." The latest move comes as Iran works to resurrect the 2015 nuclear deal with the USA. In 2019, President Trump pulled out of the agreement, imposing heavy penalties on Iran as it resumed its nuclear weapons programme.