Chief-Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami has warned that the country will set fire to the places Americans love if Washington decides to respond to Iran’s revenge for General Qassem Soleimani’s assassination.
“We will take revenge. We will set ablaze wherever they love,” General Salami said, drawing the cries of “Death to Israel!”
His comments came after US President Donald Trump’s threat to hit 52 Iranian sites, including those culturally important to the people of Iran, if the Islamic Republic decides to take revenge for the Friday assassination of its top commander.
Speaking in Kerman, General Salami praised General Soleimani’s achievements, describing him as essential to backing Palestinian groups, Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and the Resistance movement in Iraq and Syria.
As a martyr, General Soleimani represented an even greater threat to Iran’s enemies, General Salami said.