IRGC Commander Hits Back at Pompeo over Remarks on General Soleimani
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari deplored US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks against Commander of IRGC Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani as “ridiculous”.
“Mr. Pempo, if you are not worried about your reputation, at least think about your country,” Major General Mohammad Jafari said on Tuesday, in an address to Pompeo.
“Why do you make these ridiculous statements, which come from a position of weakness?” he added.
“Do you really believe that Saudi Arabia, who has the blood of thousands of innocent people in Yemen and Bahrain as well as its citizens on his hand, is fighting terrorism?” the commander noted.
He further underlined the important role of Major General Soleimani in rescuing the Iraqi and Syrian nations from the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorists and other Takfiri groups and said the US and its regional allies have the blood of the oppressed people of the region on their hands.
Addressing a press conference on Monday, Pompeo slammed General Soleimani and said, “This is a man who has American blood on his hands. He’s killed American soldiers, and that’s not funny.”
“And the actions that the Islamic Republic of Iran are taking are not about little silly things that people get wrapped up here in Washington, D.C., but about very serious matters that impact all of Europe, all the Middle East and the world, and our young men and women who are in harm’s way today,” he added.
The remarks came as Major General Qassem Soleimani on Friday responded to US President Donald Trump’s announcement that ‘sanctions are coming’ with a Game of Thrones-inspired meme of his own.
“Come! We are waiting,” Major General Soleimani wrote on his Instagram page.
“I can stop you. Quds Force can stop you,” added Soleimani. “You start this war, but we will finish it.”