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Iran warns of ‘revenge within’ US for Soleimani strike

IRGC cautions US to deal with ‘Soleimani’s assassins’ itself before any retaliatory action taken

The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps has warned the US that revenge for the killing of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani would come from “within” the country itself.

Soleimani was the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Forces and was killed in a US strike in Baghdad on January 3, 2020. The strike was carried out in retaliation after Iran-backed militia supporters attacked the US embassy in Iraq.

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Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, Soleimani’s successor, spoke at the second anniversary of the former commander’s death.

Ghaani highlighted the country’s devotion to avenging Soleimani’s death. He warned that “revenge” for the incident would come from “within” America itself.

Ghaani cautioned the US to “deal” with those behind Soleimani’s killing itself. Otherwise, “children of the resistance front” would take it upon themselves to deal with the matter, he added.

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Meanwhile, the Iranian Foreign Ministry included more American personnel to its Counter-Terrorism Designation.

According to the Center for Middle East Strategic Studies, the designation was done for their involvement in Soleimani’s killing.


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