TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said even the weakest of 13 scenarios considered for taking revenge for the assassination of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani would be “a historic nightmare” for the US government.

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“The operation to take revenge for the blood of the Iranian nation’s great hero is not going to be a single one,” Shamkhani said on Tuesday.

“(Even) the weakest of the 13 revenge scenarios would be a historic nightmare for America,” the top security official added.

“Based on some considerations, we cannot provide more information to the media,” he said.

“If the American forces do not leave our region vertically on their own feet, we will make sure their corpses would leave horizontally,” he went on to say.

Lt. 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.