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Trump says 52 targets already lined up if Iran retaliates

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Posted at 1:32 AM, Jan 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-05 01:32:09-05

BY DOUGLASS K. DANIEL AND JONATHAN LEMIRE, WEST PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump has issued a stark warning to Iran, threatening to hit dozens of targets in the Islamic Republic “very fast and very hard” if it retaliates for the targeted killing of the head of Iran's elite Quds Force.

The series of tweets came Saturday evening as the White House sent to Congress a formal notification under the War Powers Act of the drone strike on Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, campaigning in Iowa, questioned whether Trump was acting alone or with support of allies.

He called the president's tweeting "incredibly dangerous and irresponsible.”