US Has No Future in Region: Iran’s Zarif
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted the US government’s major role in increased tensions in the Middle East and said American troops will have no place in the future of the region.
Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Wednesday, Zarif deplored the US moves against regional nations, including the assassination of Iran’s Lt. General Qassem Soleimani and a number of Iraqi popular forces, and said, “The US has marked its end in the region.”
“Given this extent of public hatred against America in the region, the US is spending its last days in the region, and they certainly have no future in the region,” he said.
This is the real result of the pure blood of Martyr Soleimani who will cut off the US’ hands from this region, the top diplomat went on to say.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Zarif expressed his congratulations to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for its retaliatory attacks against the American forces in Iraq.
In the early hours of Wednesday, the IRGC targeted two US airbases in Iraq, including the US airbase of Ain al-Assad, in retaliation for the US assassination of top Iranian anti-terror commander, General Soleimani.
An informed source at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said the IRGC’s missile attack on US airbase of Ain al-Assad has killed at least 80 American forces.
“At least 104 targets from the positions of the Americans and their allies in the region have been identified, and if the Americans make any mistake again, those positions will be targeted,” the source warned.
The source also said that a number of American drones and helicopters and a large amount of military equipment were seriously damaged in the IRGC missile attack.
Fifteen missiles rained down on Ain al-Assad airbase, none of which were intercepted by the US army’s radar system, the source stated, adding that the accuracy and destructive power of the missiles have been so high that a number of the missiles annihilated several sensitive targets simultaneously each.