Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, threatened last week that Iran will seek to avenge the death of Qassem Soleimani, the former commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force, and it will happen “within” the United States, the “ground for the hard revenge” will come from “within” the homes of Americans.
Ghaani, who replaced Soleimani, spoke during the second anniversary of Soleimani’s death, which Iran has labeled as “martyrdom.”
The Iranian General underscored the republic’s dedication to avenging the general’s death. Soleimani was killed in a January 3rd, 2020, U.S. strike in Baghdad, days after Iranian-backed militia supporters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.
“We do not need to be present as supervisors everywhere, wherever is necessary we take revenge against Americans by the help of people on their side and within their own homes without our presence,” Ghaani said, according to Tasnim News.
He urged the United States to “deal” with those involved in Soleimani’s “assassination” itself before the “children of the Resistance Front” need to take matters into their own hands.
“This revenge has begun,” Ghaani added. “Americans will be uprooted from the region.”
The Jerusalem Post added:
The Iranian general also blasted Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates for normalizing diplomatic relations with Israel, terming the diplomacy “intolerable” for Iran’s clerical regime. “Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and other countries considered as Muslims, for us they part of the Zionist regime and this is very important,” said Shekarchi.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said last month that Democrat President Joe Biden was preparing to dealing with Iran’s nuclear program in case talks with Iran fail.
“President Biden is committed to ensuring Iran never acquires a nuclear weapon and believes diplomacy, in coordination with allies and regional partners, is the best path to achieve that goal,” she claimed. “We believe a diplomatic resolution offers the best path to avoiding a nuclear crisis. However, given the ongoing advances in Iran’s nuclear program, the President has asked his team to be prepared in the event that diplomacy fails and we must turn to other options, and that requires preparations.”
“If diplomacy cannot get on track soon, and if Iran’s nuclear program continues to accelerate, then we will have no choice but to take additional measures to further restrict Iran’s revenue-producing sectors,” she continued, later adding: “And this is part of our extended outreach to our partners around the world to ensure that we were preparing for a range of contingencies.”
“What I can tell you is that we have presented a diplomatic path forward; that path is still open,” she concluded. “But based on the outcome of the last round of talks and the ongoing advancements in Iran’s nuclear facilities, we are laying the path for — the groundwork for another path entirely. So, it’s just meant to be preparations.”
The Tasnim News Agency is a private agency owned by the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization, which claims to defend “the Islamic Revolution against negative media propaganda campaign and providing … readers with realities on the ground about Iran and Islam.”
The Iran Foreign Ministry also added more American individuals to its Counter-Terrorism Designation over their “participation in decision-making, organizing, financing and carrying out the terrorist act against General Soleimani and his company,” according to Abas Aslani of the Center for Middle East Strategic Studies. YahooNews
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