The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Hosein Salami, warned the United States on Thursday that “the great and final slap is coming, until the last American soldier leaves Muslim territories“.
This has been expressed during a commemoration ceremony for the 40 days that have passed since the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guard, killed by the United States in an attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Thousands of Iranians have attended the ceremony, as well as high-ranking government and military employees, including the main commanders of the Revolutionary Guard.
The supreme leader of Iran, the ayatollah Ali Khamenei, promised the United States a “hard revenge” for the death of Soleimani. Days after, Iran responded by attacking two military bases in Iraq that house American troops. Khamenei called the attack “just a slap” and insisted that “the important thing” is to end the “seditious presence” of the United States in the Middle East.
On the other hand, Salami, who has praised Soleimani’s work, has referred to the alliance between the United States and Israel and has warned them that they will be attacked if they carry out “any wrongdoing,” while emphasizing that Iran had “done it over and over again.”
He has also recommended Israel does not “depend on Washingon, since “he would be late or not show up” to defend Tel Aviv, according to Press TV.
Soleimani died along with ‘number two of the Popular Mobilization Forces (FMP), Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, and several Iraqi militiamen.
After the Iranian attack in response, the Iraqi authorities strongly criticized the bombing and Parliament passed a motion demanding the expulsion of the US troops of the country and obliges the Government to commit to making public any agreement that it reaches in the future for the presence of foreign military advisers and trainers.
Impact of a missile on an Iraqi military base with US troops
Moreover, tonight a missile has hit at an Iraqi base in the city of Kirkuk that houses US troops, as reported by the Iraqi news agency NINA.
The impact has not produced significant damage at the base, the K-1. The Security Media Cell has indicated in a statement collected by the agency that “the security forces have carried out an operation to search for those who have perpetrated” the attack. Likewise, he has moved that “a launching base that carries eleven missiles that have not yet been fired” has also been found, while ensuring that this material “has been properly treated.”