Tensions continue to grow between the United States and Iran over the Trump administration’s plan to place more sanctions on the Tehran regime. Meanwhile, the Iranians held large military exercises and threatened the U.S. if any kind of violence erupts. But despite numerous stories suggesting that the Iranian government is biding its time, Hossein Salami, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has vowed revenge to all who were involved in the killing of general Soleimani in January.
Salami said that revenge for Soleimani’s death would be “decisive, serious, and real.”
In a speech to commanders and staff of the military, Salami stated that “We will hit the people who, directly and indirectly, played a role in the martyrdom of the great man [Soleimani].” According to the Tasmin News Agency, Salami vowed that hundreds of Iranian missiles had been prepared to “devastate” American targets in a possible confrontation after the retaliatory strike on the U.S. airbase of Ain al-Assad in Iraq in January.
In a characteristically boastful fashion, Salami said that Iran is poised to capture every U.S. base in the Middle East simultaneously. “The enemy is being monitored by the IRGC everywhere and would get hit if necessary,” Salami added.