The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps mentioned his nation is able to match any aggression by the US with decisive and agency blows as Iranians mark the primary anniversary of the assassination of a prime normal.
“Any action by the enemy against us will be answered with reciprocal blows, decisively and firmly,” Major General Hossein Salami mentioned, in response to the semi-official Tasnim News Agency.
“It’s been shown many times that we’ve never eschewed any of the enemy’s threats or aggressions and we won’t ignore them,” he added.
The feedback come on the primary anniversary of the US killing of General Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike in Iraq on Jan. 3, 2020. Iranians are marking the dying on Saturday, Jan. 2, this yr, the corresponding date within the Persian calendar.
Iranian officers and navy commanders have repeatedly vowed to hunt revenge for the strike for so long as US forces are scattered throughout the Middle East.
US President Donald Trump’s choice to focus on Soleimani pushed the international locations to the brink of battle, capping a safety disaster within the Persian Gulf that began when Trump deserted the 2015 nuclear deal.
President-elect Joe Biden has mentioned he needs to save lots of that accord and finish the standoff with Iran, however Trump has continued to stage threats at Tehran. Earlier this week, Washington deployed two B-52 bomber planes to the Persian Gulf in a present of pressure.