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Clare politician plays down fears of Iranian revenge attack on Trump’s Irish golf course

An Irish politician has played down fears that Donald Trump’s Doonbeg Golf Course could be caught in the crossfire in the war between Donald Trump and Iran.

International tensions are at an all-time high following the recent killing of Iran’s military leader General Soleimani at the order of President Trump.

Clare politician plays down fears of Iranian revenge attack on Trump’s Irish golf course

A backlash from Iran is expected with several of the country’s officials vowing to gain revenge.

Specifically, many in Iran believe President Trump is the individual enemy, as opposed to the whole nation of America.

Iranian official Hasameddin said: “We have ZERO problems with the American people. We even achieved deals with previous US administrations.

“Our sole problem is Trump. In the event of war, it is he who will bear full responsibility.”

He also posted a link to an article from Forbes magazine listing some of the properties owned by the President including Trump Tower, 40 Wall Street, several Trump International hotels, and Doonbeg golf course in Co Clare.

The tweet is seen as a potential list of targets for a revenge attack by Iran.

However, Clare TD Pat Breen has played down the threat.

He said: “It is the first I have heard of it. I don’t see why the resort in Doonbeg would be targeted over any other Trump resort in America or elsewhere.

“I would always have concerns of security in unstable times, but I am sure any security concerns would be taken on board by An Garda Siochana.

“I don’t see Ireland being targeted being honest about it.

“Listening to experts on TV, they see more low key targets in the Arabian Sea and that area, but obviously we have to vigilant in these times, particular in the aftermath of the funeral of General Soleimani.

“I would imagine that An Garda Siochana would be very conscious of any security matters, particular relevant to the Trump Resort in Doonbeg.

“Obviously I don’t know, but I would imagine it would be very low in the list of targets in relation to the Trump situation – but I am sure it is something the gardai would be monitoring.”

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