Harsher Attacks to Follow Any New Hostile Move: Iran Army Warns US
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Following Iranian missile attacks on the US military bases in Iraq, Iran’s Army warned that any new hostile move will draw a stronger response from the Islamic Republic.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Iranian Army lauded the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for the retaliatory missile strikes on the American “terrorist forces” in Iraq.
In the early hours of Wednesday, the IRGC Aerospace Force targeted two US airbases in Iraq, including the US airbase of Ain al-Assad in Anbar province in western Iraq, in retaliation for the US assassination of top Iranian anti-terror commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani.
The Army described the crushing response to the American “terrorist and criminal measure” as Iran’s inalienable right, stressing that security of the Iranian nation and the Islamic establishment is the “red line” for the Iranian Armed Forces.
The enemy is well aware that the repetition of any crime and evil act against Iran will turn the slap in the face into crushing steel punches, the statement warned.
In a speech on Wednesday morning, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said the US “received a slap in the face last night” after the IRGC missile attack, stressing that the presence of American forces in the region, which he said only causes corruption, must end.
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces has also warned the US that any new evil act will draw Iran’s “stronger, more crushing, and broader” response.