In response to the 2020 assassination of its chief military commander, Qasem Soleimani, Iran re-issued threats against former President Trump and high-ranking members of his previous Cabinet, namely former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
More Threats Made to Trump
According to Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ aerospace division, they intend to assassinate Trump and Pompeo, God willing, and the military leaders who gave the order have to be executed.
The warnings have been nothing new, but this time, they coincided with Tehran’s announcement of a brand-new, 1,000-mile-range long-range cruise missile, which might offer Iran more striking power against American forces in the Middle East.
Iran retaliated by firing a barrage of missiles at American troops serving at two different facilities in Iraq in response to the 2020 assassination of its top Revolutionary Guard leader.
The assault, which Iran at the time referred to as a “slap in the face” for the United States and promised to punish those guilty for Soleimani’s death, left no US forces dead.
We want to kill Trump, Pompeo, and (Gen.) McKenzie, says
Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Aerospace Force of the IRGC
A criminal organization like IRGC massacres protesters inside Iran, assassinates political activists abroad, and threatens to kill pic.twitter.com/hJYaW3gn0a… https://t.co/kHdBHetCUu https://t.co/520FLfyZ0M
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) February 25, 2023
According to Lisa Daftari, the chief editor of the Foreign Desk, Trump and his top leaders were the real targets and not the “poor troops” posted at the site.
It is clear that the attack on Qasem Soleimani was a significant setback for the Iranian government. Despite their repeated public threats of retaliation against the United States and more particularly against people in the Trump White House, nothing has come to pass.
Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior scholar with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, emphasized that Iran’s remarks should not be dismissed and stated we should not be misled; the military authorities from Iran truly mean what they claim.
They continue to try to wash away the blood with more blood.
IRAN THREATENS TO KILL TRUMP! BIDEN WHITE HOUSE SILENT | EP 3349-6PM https://t.co/ngSAJCx2cT
— Pete Santilli Report (@PeteLiveTV) March 2, 2023
He continued, referring to the former commander of the U.S. Central Command, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, by saying threats by the long reach of the world’s leading terrorist financing organization against American officials shouldn’t be treated lightly.
Whenever it comes to combating international terrorism, this dictatorship continues to follow through on its threats.
Although western commentators dispute the seriousness of Tehran’s threat against former administration officials, military officials have grown increasingly anxious over Iran’s military arms buildup, especially as Iran moves to support Russia in its conflict with Ukraine.
Iran Increases its Arsenal
In response to the breakdown of the nuclear arms pact, Iran increased its missile technology in recent times, stepping up what it describes are defensive weapons as a display of opposition to the West.
While western authorities are worried about Iran’s expanding arsenal, they have also cautioned against overestimating Iran’s capabilities.
For example, the Pentagon expressed skepticism about Hajizadeh’s assertions that Iran had introduced hypersonic missile systems to its arsenal in November.This article appeared in Conservative Cardinal and has been published here with permission.