Iran considered the US threat to assassinate the new commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps [IRGC]’s Quds Force is in fact an official publicizing of state terrorism.
The reaction came after Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, said Thursday General Esmail Gha’ani could face the fate of his predecessor, General Qassem Suleimani, who was assassinated on January 3.
“The remarks by this State Department official are an official publicizing and blatant unveiling of targeted and state terrorism by the United States,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said.
“Now, after the Zionist regime [of Israel], the US is the second regime to officially announce that it has employed the resources of its government and armed forces for terrorist acts and that it will continue them in the future,” he added.
Hook made the threat in an interview with the Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
On January 3, General Suleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport under the direct order of President Donald Trump.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Mousavi said Washington’s recourse to terrorist acts is a clear sign of “weakness, desperation, and confusion” among the officials of the American regime.
He condemned “brazen remarks and terrorist acts” by US leaders, calling on the international community to also condemn them, “because the continuation of this trend would sooner or later befall everyone.”
Suleimani earned a reputation as the Middle East’s most prominent anti-terror commander due to his indispensable contribution to defeating terrorist outfits such as the Daesh terrorist group across the region.
In a message addressed to Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei on January 9, Gen. Gha’ani vowed to continue the path pursued by General Suleimani “with might.” He said the goal was to drive American forces out of the region.
Source: Mehr News Agency