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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, designated as a terrorist group by the United States, threatened officials on Wednesday who ordered the assassination of powerful Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
“We have said before, and we say it again now, that defeat and revenge have begun and you will no longer be able to have peace of mind even inside your homes,” said the commander of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guard, Esmail Qaani, Soleimani’s successor.
The Iranian general threatened to “break the bones of Americans,” including those of President Donald Trump.
“They must know that they cannot kill the hero of the fight against terrorism in the region and then live comfortably,” Qaani said, according to the official agency IRNA.
Soleimani died in a U.S. bombing near Baghdad on January 3, 2020 and, in retaliation, Iran attacked a week later with missiles a military base in Iraq with the presence of U.S. troops.
“Because of the crime they committed, this time they will not get out from under the pressure they are under, and the followers of the Haj Qasem (Soleimani) school will first break the bones of the Americans and then throw them out of the region,” he repeated.
‘We’re flying a plane into the Capitol’
This is not the first threat to emerge from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard; multiple air traffic controllers in New York heard a chilling threat last Monday in audio obtained exclusively by CBS News: “On Wednesday we’re flying a plane into the Capitol. Soleimani will be avenged.”
While the U.S. government doesn’t believe the warning of an attack is credible, it’s being investigated as a violation of aviation frequencies, CBS added.