TEHRAN: An Iranian common warned his nation continues to be searching for to kill former US president Donald Trump and his secretary of state Mike Pompeo in revenge for assassinating prime commander Qasem Soleimani.
Tehran has repeatedly vowed to avenge the killing of Soleimani, the pinnacle of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ overseas operations, in a US drone strike on Baghdad airport in January 2020.
“We hope we will kill Trump, Pompeo, (former US common Kenneth) McKenzie and the army commanders who gave the order” to kill Soleimani, Normal Amirali Hajizadeh, the Guards’ aerospace unit commander, mentioned on tv late Friday.
Trump had ordered the strike in response to various assaults on US pursuits in Iraq that his administration blamed on Iran.
Days later, Iran retaliated by firing missiles at a US airbase in Iraq that housed US troops. None had been killed, however Washington mentioned dozens suffered traumatic mind injury.
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America and its allies have repeatedly expressed issues about Iran’s ballistic missile programme in addition to its “destabilising” function within the Center East.
In his televised remarks, Hajizadeh mentioned Iran was “now in a position to hit American ships at a distance of two,000 kilometres (1,243 miles)”.
“We’ve set this restrict of two,000 kilometres out of respect for the Europeans and we hope that the Europeans present themselves worthy of this respect,” the Iranian common mentioned.
On Saturday, Iranian state tv aired video of what it mentioned was a newly unveiled “Paveh cruise missile with a spread of 1,650 kilometres (1,025 miles)” developed by the Guards.
The official broadcaster reported on Friday that Iran was possible to offer Syria with the 15-Khordad surface-to-air missile system to “reinforce” its defensive capabilities.