TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi shrugged off US President Donald Trump’s recent threats after assassinating Iran’s Gen. Qassem Soleimani and said he will see the outcome of his adventurism in the region.
“Threats against the Iranian people are not something new and over the 40 years after the (Islamic) Revolution, we have lived and grown under the shadow of the American threats and become stronger every day,” Araqchi said on Monday.
“This is a failed experience that Trump is trying again,” the deputy foreign minister added, referring to Trump’s recent military threats against the Islamic Republic.
“Trump will see the outcome of this adventurism in the region,” he said. “It began yesterday with the Iraqi parliament’s vote to expel US troops and it will continue until the US complete withdrawal from the region.”
“Many Western nations also believe that this unwise act by the US is the beginning of the end of America in the region and this will happen,” the diplomat went on to say.
General Soleimani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi (PMU), and a number of their entourage were killed in a strike by American drones near Baghdad International Airport in the early hours of Friday.
The White House and the Pentagon claimed responsibility for the assassination of General Soleimani in Iraq, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of US President Donald Trump.
In a message on Friday morning, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned that harsh revenge awaits the criminals behind the martyrdom of General Soleimani.
Ayatollah Khamenei also reminded all friends and enemies of the Iranian general that the resistance path will continue vigorously, stressing that continued battle and ultimate victory will disappoint the murderers and criminals.