IRGC Quds Force Chief: US May Face Revenge at Home
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Quds Force Brigadier General Esmaeil Qaani warned the US that it might face revenge inside its territory for the assassination of top Iranian commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani.
Addressing a conference in commemoration of General Soleimani, held in Kerman on Wednesday morning, Qaani reminded the US that its downfall and the process of taking revenge have already begun.
“You cannot relax anymore even at your home, and it is not unlikely that we will take revenge inside the house,” the top general warned the American enemy.
He advised the outgoing US president and others behind the assassination of General Soleimani to learn lessons from the fate of Salman Rushdie, an author whose life has been spent in hiding and under police protection because of his offensive novel against Islam “The Satanic Verses”.
“They cannot assassinate our hero and live in comfort afterwards,” the general added.
He also referred to the massive funeral of General Soleimani as the “first slap” that the US received in the face for the assassination attack, saying the second blow was Iran’s missile strike on the US base of Ain al-Assad in Iraq.
The next slap the US will receive in the face is the “withdrawal of arrogance from the region”, he stated.
Last week, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri warned that a severe revenge awaits the criminals who ordered and perpetrated the assassination of Lt. General Soleimani.
General Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and several of their companions, was assassinated in a US airstrike authorized by US President Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport on January 3.
Both General Soleimani and al-Muhandis played a key role in defeating the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group which at its peak, threatened a complete take-over of Iraq and Syria.
Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved a bill on January 5, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces led by the United States from the country following the assassination of the two anti-terror commanders.