The reaction came after Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, said Thursday General Esmail Qaani could face the fate of his predecessor, General Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated on January 3.
“The remarks by this State Department official are an official publicizing and blatant unveiling of targeted and state terrorism by the United States,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said.
“Now, after the Zionist regime [of Israel], the US is the second regime to officially announce that it has employed the resources of its government and armed forces for terrorist acts and that it will continue them in the future,” he added.
Hook made the threat in an interview with the Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
On January 3, General Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport under the direct order of President Donald Trump.
elsewhere in his remarks, Mousavi said Washington’s recourse to terrorist acts is a clear sign of “weakness, desperation, and confusion” among the officials of the American regime.
He condemned “brazen remarks and terrorist acts” by US leaders, calling on the international community to also condemn them, “because the continuation of this trend would sooner or later befall everyone.”
US threatens to assassinate new chief of elite Quds Force of IRGCThe US special representative for Iran says the successor to the IRGC Quds Force Commander Lieutenant General Soleimani, who was assassinated in a US drone strike, will face the same fate if he follows in the same path.
Soleimani earned a reputation as the Middle East’s most prominent anti-terror commander due to his indispensable contribution to defeating terrorist outfits such as the Daesh terrorist group across the region.
In a message addressed to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Khamenei on January 9, Gen. Qaani vowed to continue the path pursued by General Soleimani “with might.” He said the goal was to drive American forces out of the region.
Iran dealt US a first slap: Gen. Soleimani’s successorThe newly-appointed head of the IRGC’s Quds Force says Iran deal the US “a first slap” by striking two American bases in Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of Lieutenant General Soleimani.
The IRGC retaliated against the assassination by firing a volley of ballistic missiles at two US air bases in Iraq, which Ayatollah Khamenei described just a “slap”.
Despite US efforts to play down the extent of damage and casualties, reports are emerging about a high number of troops rushed American hospitals in Iraq, Kuwait and Israel.