Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted in a tweet that U.S. President Donald Trump will launch a new “widespread war and assault”.

Ahmadinejad, who was president from 2005 to 2013, joined Twitter in March.

“The issue of immigration in the US is a major deception. The US government is rapidly preparing for a new widespread war and assault,” he tweeted on March 18.

“I recently said that whenever the U.S. governing body raises trivial, ambiguous and minor issues for launching a media game and grabbing people’s attention to that, there will be a major event underway.”


He further described the fight between the White House and the Judiciary over the Muslim ban as a plot for launching major wars.

The former Iranian president’s tweet came days after Trump proposes $54 billion increase in defense spending, claiming that the new administration would ramp up the fight against ISIS in order to “demolish and destroy” the terrorist group.

“To keep America safe, we must provide the men and women of the United States military with the tools they need to prevent war. If they must, they have to fight, and they only have to win,” Trump told lawmakers.

Meanwhile, back in 2013, Trump was strongly against attacking Syria. In August 2013 he tweeted: “What will we get for bombing Syria besides more debt and a possible long term conflict? Obama needs Congressional approval.