‘More revenge’ for US for killing Iranian general — Analysis
The top of Iran’s elite arms drive pledged to inflict extra harm in opposition to America for assassinating Qassem Soleimani
Main Normal Hossein Salami, the commander of Iran’s highly effective Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), mentioned Tehran’s revenge for the US killing of his fellow navy chief Qassem Soleimani was not over.
“Now we have taken a part of the cruel revenge, and one other a part of it nonetheless stays. Everyone is certainly conscious of this. The US officers should keep in mind that it’s inconceivable to take an act of aggression on a nation and evade reciprocal revenge,” Main Normal Salami mentioned, as quoted by Iranian media.
In 2020, the Al Asad Airbase was bombarded by over a dozen Iranian missiles. Iranian officers said that the drones concerned within the assassination of Soleimani have been launched from the power. US troops stationed on the base obtained an early warning concerning the imminent assault and took cowl in shelters, however dozens reportedly suffered mind harm from highly effective explosions exterior.
In the course of the speech in Tehran, Salami known as the missile strikes a “harsh slap within the face” of the US authorities. He mentioned Iran was uniting Muslims throughout the area in opposition to the US, and pledged continued Iranian help to pleasant forces, just like the Lebanese militant motion Hamas.
The remarks have been made on the identical day because the US Nationwide Safety Advisor Jake Sullivan warned Iran and its “proxy militias” in opposition to attacking American troops and officers within the Center East. He mentioned regardless of political disagreements, Republican and Democratic administrations have been “united in our resolve in opposition to threats and provocations” and “within the protection of our individuals.”
The White Home assertion got here in response to Iran’s Saturday identification of 51 Trump-era officers, together with Pentagon high brass, as being accountable for the assassination of Soleimani. The people have been subjected to Iranian sanctions, as they have been accused of collaborating in a “terrorist act in opposition to Soleimani and his companions.”
The ceremony attended by Salami commemorated the deaths of a number of high IRGC officers, together with its then-commander Ahmad Kazemi, in an air crash in 2006. The incumbent Iranian chief of the drive didn’t particularly point out Sullivan’s assertion on Iran’s sanctions.