TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Should the US or Israel dare to carry out the threat to assassinate another Iranian military commander, that would put the lives of all of their commanders in jeopardy, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) chief warned.
In remarks on Monday, Major General Hossein Salami said the American officials who have threatened to assassinate the IRGC commanders will definitely regret their comments if they survive.
He added that enemies of Iran faced part of the “painful consequences” of assassination of Iranian commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani and realized that they will have to receive “crushing and continuous” blows if they repeat such actions.
“The Americans, the Zionists and others should know that if they threaten our commanders, none of their commanders will find a safe spot, meaning that if they threaten to assassinate our commanders or carry out their threat, the lives of none of their commanders will be safe,” Major General Salami stated.
“The US regime, the Zionist regime, and the regimes allied with and relying on them are basically terror regimes, a reality they now have to admit,” he added.
The IRGC commander cautioned the enemies to mind their manners, saying, “If they (enemies) intend to continue this game, our responses will be totally different from the past, and their scale will also be different, as they will be faced with quite new conditions which they will be unable to manage and control. So we warn them to retreat from this field.”
His warning came after US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook threatened the new commander of the IRGC Quds Force with assassination.
In an interview with the Arabic-language daily Asharq al-Awsat in Davos on January 23, Hook repeated baseless claims about the assassination of top Iranian commander Lt. General Soleimani and threatened that if Brigadier General Esmaeil Qa’ani, the new Quds Force commander, kills US troops he will be assassinated too.