Friday, January 1st, 2021
After attack on General
Iran threatens Trump with “cruel revenge”
A year ago the United States killed the Iranian General Soleimani with a targeted drone attack. Iran’s head of justice now wants to “enforce justice” for the killed – and threatens the US president personally.
A year after the deadly US drone attack on Iranian General Kassem Soleimani, Iran has threatened vengeance. “Those who played a role in this attack and crime will not be safe on earth,” said justice chief Ebrahim Raisi. The ultra-conservative cleric spoke at a memorial service in the university of the capital Tehran.
Raisi also directed his threats in the direction of US President Donald Trump: “Do not assume that someone like the American President, who has acted as a murderer or ordered murder, is immune from justice being carried out,” said the supreme chief of the Iranian judiciary. “You will experience a cruel revenge. What has happened so far was just a foretaste of it,” added Raisi, referring to the United States.
Iran’s spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had already threatened all those involved in the killing of the general. A year ago, on the orders of Trump, the US military killed the influential Iranian General Soleimani in Iraq with a targeted drone attack. Soleimani had commanded the Al-Kuds Brigades of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, which were responsible for deployments abroad.
Washington justified the attack by saying that Soleimani had planned attacks on US facilities. The attack put the USA and Iran on the verge of war. In July, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions said the attack was an “arbitrary killing”.