‘We will set fire to USA bases in Gulf,’ warns Iran General

Cheryl Sanders
September 21, 2020

The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) threatened US President Donald Trump of targeting everyone who had a role in the killing of former commander of al-Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani.

"If Iran is set to retaliate against an American woman, one of the main targets can be CIA Director Gina Haspel who has had a major role in planning, spying, and assassinating General Soleimani", the report said.

"We are capable of capturing and sweeping all United States bases simultaneously", he said.

"We have thousands of troops on the ground who can occupy and set fire to all U.S. bases in the region if they start to move", General Hossein Salami, the commander of the IRGC - the most powerful and influential branch of Iran's armed forces - said in an interview with Iran state TV's Channel One.

"We will hit the people who, directly and indirectly, played a role in the martyrdom of the great man (General Soleimani)", Maj.

The article claimed to be based on US intelligence reports, purportedly seen by a US government official and another official familiar with the documents, noting that Marks had likely been chosen due to her closeness to US President Donald Trump.

South Africa's State Security Agency said on Friday it had found no evidence to support USA media claims that Iran was allegedly planning to assassinate Marks.

Authorities in South Africa were unaware that Iran was plotting to assassinate US Ambassador to the country, Lana Marks.

Salami had denied the report of an Iranian plot to assassinate Ambassador Lana Marks but made clear that Iran intends to avenge the general's death.

Trump warned this week that Washington would harshly respond to any Iranian attempts to take revenge for the death of the general, tweeting "if they hit us in any way. we're going to hit them 1,000 times harder".

Days later, Iran launched a volley of missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. and other coalition troops, but Trump refrained from any further military response. We do prove everything in practice'.

Relations between Washington and Tehran have been tense since the Iranian revolution, and have spiraled since Trump unilaterally pulled out of a landmark worldwide nuclear deal with Iran in May 2018.

Tehran has continued to expand its stockpile of enriched uranium and pressured other nations to offset the harm of US -imposed sanctions, while insisting it does not want to develop a nuclear weapon.

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