The head of Iran’s elite armed forces promises to do more harm to the U.S. who assassinated Qassim Soleimani
Major General Hussein Salami, the commander of Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said that Tehran’s revenge against the U.S. military leader Qassem Soleimani has not yet ended.
“We have taken part of the severe retaliation, and the other part still exists. This must be well known to everyone. US officials must bear in mind that it is impossible to take aggression against a country and avoid mutual retaliation.” The Iranian media quoted Major General Salami as saying.
In 2020, Assad Air Force Base was bombed by more than a dozen Iranian missiles. Iranian officials stated that the drone involved in the assassination of Soleimani was launched from the facility. The US military stationed at the base received an early warning of an impending attack and took refuge, but it was reported that dozens of people suffered brain damage due to a powerful explosion outside.
In a speech in Tehran, Salami said that the missile had hit “A slap in the face” Of the U.S. government. He said that Iran is uniting Muslims in the region against the United States and promised that Iran will continue to support friendly forces such as the Lebanese radical movement Hamas.
The above remarks were made on the same day as the U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (Jake Sullivan) warn Iran and “Agent Militia” Oppose attacks on US troops and officials in the Middle East.He said that despite political differences, the Republican and Democratic governments “Unite as one and resolutely oppose threats and provocations” and “To defend our people.”
The White House issued a statement in response to Iran’s confirmation on Saturday that 51 Trump-era officials, including senior Pentagon officials, were responsible for the assassination of Soleimani.These people are sanctioned by Iran because they are accused of participating “Terrorism against Soleimani and his companions.”
Salami attended the ceremony to commemorate the death of several senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard officials, including its then commander Ahmed Kazemi, in an air crash in 2006. The current Iranian leader did not specifically mention Sullivan’s statement on Iran sanctions.