IRGC commander responds through Al Mayadeen to US threats
The Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolution's Guard Corps responds to the US threats to Iran, and stresses that Tehran does not follow White House orders.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolution's Guard Corps, Major General Hossein Salami confirmed Monday in an exclusive statement to Al Mayadeen that "the US' place is within its lands and not in Iraq and Afghanistan, or Bahrain, Kuwait, or Syria."
In response to the US warnings to Iran against the consequences of taking revenge for the assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani, Salami said the Americans have reached a conclusion, that their stay in the region will only cost them more losses and failures.
Salami stressed that "Muslims will not allow them [the US] to occupy their lands," affirming that Tehran does not follow White House orders.
White House comment on Iran sanctions
It is noteworthy that for the first time, the White House commented Sunday on Iran's imposition of sanctions on 51 US officials implicated in the assassination of the former commander of the Quds Force, Martyr Qassem Soleimani.
In a statement, the White House claimed Iran will face severe consequences if it launches attacks on Americans, including any of the 51 officials who have been sanctioned by Tehran.
Iran's Foreign Ministry released a statement on January 8, announcing its imposition of sanctions against US officials involved in the assassination of Martyr Soleimani, including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and former National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien.
On January 3, 2020, the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution's Guards Corps, Major General Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy commander of the Popular Mobilization Forces, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, were martyred by a US missile strike near Baghdad International Airport.