Iran’s top Military Revolutionary Guard commander, Hossein Salami, sent a threatening message to the United States when he said Friday that his country is fully prepared to respond to the U.S. military.
Two days after the one-year-ago U.S. drone attack on Baghdad that killed Revolutionary Guard General Qassem Soleimani, who led the Quds expeditionary force, General Hossein Salami spoke at a talk at Tehran University.
“Today, we have no problem, concern, or apprehension about meeting with powers. We will give our last words to our enemies on the battlefield,” Salami said in his speech, referring to the United States, as reported by Fox News.
Soleimani’s replacement was General Esmail Ghaani, who also said a few words during the ceremony. In his speech, he assured that Iran is not afraid to confront the “international powers.” Although he did not specifically name the United States, it is understood that he is talking about the U.S. military.
Ghaani also wanted to impose terror on U.S. society, and warned that “freedom-seekers” within the U.S. could retaliate for the attack that killed Soleimani, and told the U.S. that “inside his own house, there may be those who want to respond to the crime he committed.”
At the same event, Iran’s head of the judiciary, Ebrahim Raisi, said that all those involved in Soleimani’s murder would not be able to “escape from the law and justice,” even if it were the U.S. president himself.
The U.S. has been flying bombers and sending a nuclear submarine into the Persian Gulf in response to the advance of Iranian troops in the area and preparing for what Trump administration officials describe as the possibility of an Iranian attack on the anniversary of Soleimani’s assassination, Fox said.
Some sources say that Iranian authorities are waiting for a possible promotion of Democratic candidate Joe Biden as president despite the electoral fraud, which would imply a change in the game from the last four years, with President Trump at the helm.
The increase in tension between the two countries also comes from accusations regarding Iran’s interference in last November’s fraudulent presidential election.
Journalist Heshmat Alavi said on his Twitter account:
“John Ratcliffe, Director of National Intelligence, told CBS News that there was foreign interference in the elections by China, Iran, and Russia in November of this year 2020,” Alavi wrote.
He added: “All Americans should be informed about how Iran and its American National Council lobby is meddling in the United States.”
— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) December 17, 2020
As soon as all the confusion regarding electoral fraud is cleared up, it is possible that U.S. President Trump will lead the country for four more years and that those guilty of electoral crimes will be convicted.
On Christmas Eve, a new rocket attack on the U.S. embassy in Iraq was attributed to an Iranian paramilitary group. President Trump sent a strong message of warning, assuring that he will hold Tehran responsible for the events if an American dies.
“Our embassy in Baghdad got hit Sunday by several rockets. Three rockets failed to launch. Guess where they were from: IRAN. Now we hear chatter of additional attacks against Americans in Iraq… says the president’s first tweet.
In a second message came the warning: “Friendly health advice to Iran: if an American dies, I will hold Iran responsible. Think about it.”
Our embassy in Baghdad got hit Sunday by several rockets. Three rockets failed to launch. Guess where they were from: IRAN. Now we hear chatter of additional attacks against Americans in Iraq… pic.twitter.com/0OCL6IFp5M
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2020