Iran’s former defence minister says the January 8 missile attack that the IRGC launched on the US airbase of Ain al-Assad in Iraq has killed at least 70 American forces and injured 200 others.
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says the recent missile attacks by the IRGC against a US base in Iraq proved Tehran's might to the regional countries.
A senior Iranian lawmaker says human error was proved to be the cause of the recent Ukrainian plane crash and the possibility of a cyberattack has been ruled out.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says the Islamic Republic reserves the right to target any other country – including the friendly state of Iraq – if they are used for conspiracy and attack against Iran.
An Iranian deputy foreign minister has highlighted the strategic consequences of the American assassination of top Iranian commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, saying the tragic event has opened a new chapter in the history of the region.
Iran Minister of Sport and Youth Masoud Soltanifar says the Asian Football Confederation’s decision to ban Iran from hosting football matches has been made under the influence of anti-Iran media, and that the Iranian government guarantees the security of football teams visiting Iran.
A top Iranian security official says Tehran has been probing into hacking or cyber-attacks as possible factors surrounding the January 8 crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran.
Commander of the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh says had the IRGC made a public notification immediately after downing the Ukrainian passenger plane, “the whole country’s defence system would be crippled.”
Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says the Islamic Republic is not interested in escalation of tensions in the region, but is ready to give a crushing response to any act of aggression.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the only ones who celebrated the assassination of senior Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani were the US president and the ISIS terrorist group.