Iran to Hit Anyone Involved in Gen. Soleimani’s Assassination: IRGC Chief

Iranians walk past a poster of slain military commander Qasem Soleimani off a main square in the Islamic republic's capital Tehran. — AFP  Files

Iranians walk past a poster of slain military commander Qasem Soleimani off a main square in the Islamic republic's capital Tehran. — AFP Files

"We only target those who were directly or indirectly involved in the assassination of top commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani", said the commander.

Speaking on Saturday, IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami also hit back at US President Donald Trump for threatening military action against Iran.

He shrugged off the USA president's recent threat of military action against Iran, saying that a "decisive, serious and real" revenge for the assassination of Lieutenant General Soleimani would be taken in an honorable, fair and just manner.

Following last week's report of the threat against Marks, Trump said, "According to press reports, Iran may be planning an assassination, or other attack, against the United States in retaliation for the killing of terrorist leader Soleimani, which was carried out for his planning a future attack, murdering US troops, and the death and suffering caused over so many years".

'We took out the world's number one terrorist and the mass murderer of American troops and many, many troops and many people all over the world, ' Trump said. "Qasem Soleimani is dead".

The responses followed the report of an Iranian plot to kill U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks.

FILE: Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami speaks at a pro-government rally, in Tehran, Iran. "Bad guy. Very bad guy", Trump said following Soleimani's killing.

"Do you think we will hit a female ambassador in South Africa in revenge for the murder of General Soleimani", General Salami asked rhetorically.

We will hit those who had direct and indirect roles.

"These are serious warnings", he said, "We do not engage in a war of words but we leave everything to the field of action". We do prove everything in practice'.

He also emphasized that the USA political system should pay the price for Washington's assassination of top Iranian commander Lt.

"There is no snapback resolution", Zarif said in the interview with Iranian state TV, adding that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was "still waiting for the nuclear deal movie to come out in order to find out what the nuclear deal actually is".

General Kenneth McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command, has said that he had been expecting a "response" from Iran over the US's presence in Iraq.

CNN reported a senior Iraqi source at the time that the United States forces were aware of the attack in advance and took the necessary measures.

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