A senior Iranian commander says the US troops should not feel safe in Afghanistan or anywhere in the Middle East after their desecration of the Holy Qur’an and the massacre of innocent Afghans.
“US soldiers must experience the bitter taste of retaliation so that they do not feel peace and security anywhere in the region,” Deputy Head of the Iranian Armed Forces’ Joint Chiefs of Staff Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said Friday.
Jazayeri said despite the recent US atrocities and the wave of Afghan outrage and protests, there is apparently no one in the White House to fully comprehend the “dangerous dimensions” of the continued presence of the American military in Afghanistan.
“The Americans should know that the Afghan nation, especially the pious youths of this country, is tired of the occupiers and the damaging ramifications of the illegitimate presence of this unwelcome guest.”
On March 11, a group of US soldiers went from house to house in three villages in Kandahar’s Panjwaii district and gunned down Afghan civilians inside their homes, killing at least 16 people — mostly women and children — and injuring several others.
The incident came in the wake of recent violent clashes in several provinces of the war-ravaged country over Qur’an burning by the US-led forces, which left over 30 people, including six American soldiers, dead and around 180 others injured.
“The Afghans have the right to drive out the occupier enemies from their soil by force,” Jazayeri concluded.