The commander of the Al-Quds Brigade of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Ismail Qani, threatened with terrorist operations inside America.
Jerusalem legion commander in the Iranian revolutionary guard said today (Friday) that the killing of general Qassem Solaimani in a US attack will not dissuade Tehran from resistance amid the escalation of tensions as the first anniversary of the US strike by a plane approaches.
The United States killed the former commander of the Jerusalem Corps on January 3, 2020, in Iraq. Earlier, Washington accused him of being the mastermind of attacks launched by armed factions allied with Iran on US forces in the region.
Days after the US strike on a March plane, Iran responded with a missile attack on an Iraqi air base where US forces were stationed.
The Iranian forces, which were on high alert, shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, saying that happened by mistake during its takeoff from Tehran.
Ismail Qani, who succeeded Solaimani in the command of Jerusalem legion, said today (Friday) that Iran is still ready to respond.
He added in an occasion broadcast on television to mark the anniversary in Tehran university “perhaps there are individuals who respond to your crime from inside your house”.
He went on saying that “the path of Jerusalem power and resistance will not change with the evil deeds that come from America”.
Two US B-52 bombers flew over the Middle East on Wednesday, in what US officials described as a message to deter Iran before the first anniversary of Solaimani’s killing.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif accused US President Donald Trump yesterday (Thursday) of attempting to fabricate pretexts to attack Iran and said Tehran will strongly defend itself.
Representatives from Iran’s regional allies in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Gaza also spoke on Friday’s anniversary.