Iran Guards have promised that Soleimani's revenge will only target "those involved"


The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday that Tehran would only avenge the death of US Supreme Commander General Qasim Soleimani by targeting those involved in "honorable" retaliation.

Iran Guards have promised that Soleimani's revenge will only target "those involved"


Soleimani, who heads the Guards Elite Codes force, was killed’ in a US airstrike near Baghdad airport in January.

The US media report quotes unnamed officials as saying that Iran intends to retaliate against the assassination of US Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks before the November presidential election.

Following the report, US President Donald Trump threatened Iran with a "thousand times stronger" response to any attack on his country later this week.

South Africa's state security agency said on Friday it had found no evidence of such a conspiracy against Marx.

Major General Hussein Salami, Chief of the Guards, responded to the US President.

"Mr. Trump, our revenge for the martyrdom of our great commander is certain, serious and real, but we are respectful and seek revenge with justice and fairness," he was quoted as saying by the Guard's official website, Sepah News.

"Do you think we will attack the female ambassador to South Africa for the blood of our martyred brother? We will target those who were directly or indirectly involved in the martyrdom of this great man," he said.

"You should know that we will target anyone involved ... and that's a serious message."

Suleimani, along with a senior Iraqi commander, were killed’ in the drone strike. Abu Mahdi Al-Mahandis.

A few days later, Iran fired a barrage of missiles at Iraqi strongholds of US and other allied troops, but Trump refrained from further military action.

Relations between Washington and Tehran have been strained’ since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

They have deteriorated sharply since Trump unilaterally withdrew from a major international nuclear deal with Iran in May 2018 and imposed sanctions.


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