Trump properties could become Iranian targets
By: Rick Newman Senior Columnist,Yahoo Finance
A giant billboard advertising the Trump International Golf Club hangs at the Dubai Trade Center roundabout, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
There’s a unique set of targets Iran is likely eyeing as it contemplates retaliation for the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in Iraq on Jan. 2: Trump Organization properties in 11 countries outside the United States.
President Trump’s real-estate company owns or manages buildings bearing the Trump name in Canada, Dubai, India, Indonesia, Ireland, the Philippines, Scotland, South Korea, St. Martin, Turkey and Uruguay. Those properties are all listed on the company’s website.
“[Iran] will look for the most opportune chance to strike back in a way that hurts President Trump personally,” Iran scholar Suzanne Maloney of the Brookings Institution said on a recent Lawfare podcast . “I will assume security around any Trump property is enhanced.”
We have ZERO problems with the American people,” Ashena wrote, in English, in a separate tweet . “Our sole problem is Trump. In the event of war, it is he who will bear full responsibility.”
The Trump Organization did not respond to Yahoo Finance questions about security enhancements at properties it owns or manages.