Graham Thanks Trump for “Bold Action,” Warns Iran “If You Want More, You Will Get More”

Senator Lindsay Graham responded to the news of the successful U.S. airstrike ordered by President Trump that killed Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani.

Graham tweeted:

Wow – the price of killing and injuring Americans has just gone up drastically. Major blow to Iranian regime that has American blood on its hands. Soleimani was one of the most ruthless and vicious members of the Ayatollah’s regime. He had American blood on his hands.

I appreciate President @realDonaldTrump’s bold action against Iranian aggression. To the Iranian government: if you want more, you will get more.

If Iranian aggression continues and I worked at an Iranian oil refinery, I would think about a new career.

Thank you, Mr. President, for standing up for America.

This action by President Trump and our military was in direct response to Iranian aggression orchestrated by General Soleimani and his proxies.

If Iran continues to attack America and our allies, they should pay the heaviest of prices, which includes the destruction of their oil refineries.

To the Iranian government: If you want to stay in the oil business leave America and our allies alone and stop being the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world.

CBS reports Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds military force and one of the most powerful figures in the Islamic Republic, was killed Thursday night in an airstrike in Baghdad, the U.S. Defense Department has confirmed. The strike drew a vow of “crushing revenge” from Iran and condemnation from Iraq’s government.

In a statement, the Pentagon said President Trump ordered the “decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel,” accusing Soleimani of “actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.”

The Defense Department blamed Soleimani for the deaths of hundreds of Americans during the United States’ protracted engagement in Iraq and elsewhere in the region. It said he was behind recent attacks on coalition bases in Iraq, including one on December 27 that killed an American defense contractor.

“This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans,” said the Pentagon statement. Mr. Trump’s only direct response to the attack as of early Friday morning was a tweet with a photo of an American flag.