A senior Iranian military official said, on Friday evening, that his country is still seeking revenge for Washington’s liquidation of General Qassem Soleimani in 2020, hoping to “be able to kill” former US President Donald Trump.
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Hope we can kill Trump, [l’ancien secrétaire d’État américain Mike] Pompeo W [Kenneth] Mackenzie [l’ancien chef du commandement central de l’armée américaine au Moyen-Orient]Major General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told TV, along with the military officials who gave the order to assassinate Soleimani.
“We are now able to strike American ships at a distance of 2,000 kilometers,” said the general who commands the Air Force of the Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s ideological army.
The Islamic Republic’s ballistic programs worry Westerners, who accuse the country of wanting to increase the range of its missiles and destabilize the Middle East and Israel, Tehran’s archenemy.
On Saturday, state television broadcast pictures of a “new Paveh cruise missile with a range of 1,650 km” made by the Revolutionary Guards.
The former commander of the Quds Force responsible for the foreign operations of the Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Soleimani, was assassinated in Baghdad in a US raid in January 2020.
President Trump said at the time that he had ordered the strike in response to a number of attacks on US interests in Iraq.
Five days later, Iran responded by firing missiles at an American air base in Iraq that housed American forces. No American soldiers were killed, but Washington said dozens of people suffered brain injuries as a result of the blasts.