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Supreme Leader Khamenei’s Adviser Says Iran Will Target US ‘Military Sites’ – Report

Sputnik – January 5, 2020

The world waits in anticipation after Iran pledged to respond with a “vengeance” to the killing of top ranking General Qasem Soleimani in a US airstrike on Friday. The killing came after the US claimed that the Iranian commander was going to put US lives at risk in a series of planned attacks.

Iran will respond to the killing of General Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike by targeting “military sites”, an advisor to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei’s said on Sunday.

While speaking to CNN former Iranian defence minister Hossein Dehghan said: “The response for sure will be military and against military sites”.

Dehghan reiterated the position that Iran “will not be seeking war”.

“It was America that has started the war. Therefore, they should accept appropriate reactions to their actions. The only thing that can end this period of war is for the Americans to receive a blow that is equal to the blow they have inflicted,” he told the network. “Afterward they should not seek a new cycle.”

Dehghan also used the opportunity to respond to a threat by US President Donald Trump on Saturday night that any Iranian retaliation would be met by the targeting of 52 unspecified Iranian sites, describing them as “ridiculous and absurd.”

Many of the areas which the US plans to target may be culturally important or UNESCO protected sights.

“Trump doesn’t know international law. He doesn’t recognize U.N. resolutions either. Basically, he is a veritable gangster and a gambler. He is no politician he has no mental stability,” Dehghan told CNN, citing United Nations Resolution 2347, which makes illegal the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage under international, which the US itself is a signatory to since 2017.

Dehghan warned that if Trump were to carry out his threat: “for sure no American military staff, no American political center, no American military base, no American vessel will be safe. And they are accessible to us.”

While speaking to ABC on Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo softened the presidents remarks claiming that the US would “act lawfully”.

The attack which killed Soleimani in Baghdad was approved by Trump in Mar-a-Lago last Thursday.

The operation took place in Baghdad in the early hours of Friday as Soleimani and as well as Iraqi officials of Iranian-backed militias were leaving Baghdad airport.

Several missiles were launched from a drone killing at least seven people including Soleimani and his comrades.

Iran has pledged to respond to the attack, vowing “harsh vengeance” against the US for the liquidation of one of their top commanders and beloved officials.

“Harsh vengeance awaits the criminals that got his and other martyrs’ blood on their evil hands in last night’s incident”, said Iran’s supreme leader in a statement following the event on Friday.

US officials claim that it was a preemptive strike in response to planned attacks by Soleimani on American targets but have yet to provide any details.

The strike followed a storming of the UN embassy in Iraqi after US airstrikes were launched against Iranian-backed militia groups in Iran which killed 25 people.

January 5, 2020 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation, War Crimes | , ,

14 Comments »

  1. Killing an Iranian General “because he might do something bad” sets a very bad example by “The most powerful man on Earth”, particularly when compared to the war crimes that WERE actually committed by the Military Industrial Complex over the past 75 years since WWII.
    The execution of Saddam Hussein, and Colonel Gadaffi are glaring examples of The Military Industrial Complex’s total disrespect for international Law.
    If some famous or important American “Official” is murdered by Iran, it will be because of Donald Trump’s personal approval of the Iranian General’s murder.

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    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | January 5, 2020 | Reply

    • Why exclude consideration of US war crimes during WWII?

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      Comment by aletho | January 5, 2020 | Reply

      • U.S. war crimes during WWII? Oh no. Let’s not exclude ANY war crimes of the U.S. That’s all they do, after all. War crimes.

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        Comment by tsisageya | January 5, 2020 | Reply

      • And please don’t get me started on US war crimes.

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        Comment by tsisageya | January 5, 2020 | Reply

      • I think everyone committed War Crimes in WWII…….

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        Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | January 5, 2020 | Reply

    • Who are we listening to when we believe that the U.S. killed an Iranian General? U.S. propaganda? Liars of liars? What do YOU think, Israel? By the way, where did all the trillions of dollars vanish to? I’m so curious.

      Sure, how can we prove anything? WE CAN’T! Ya’ll are the ones in charge, amirte?

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      Comment by tsisageya | January 5, 2020 | Reply

      • But, the goyim know. You should shut it down rather than double down.

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        Comment by tsisageya | January 5, 2020 | Reply

        • …but I know you won’t. Let’s just see what happens and who’s in charge. That will be a hoot.

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  2. P.S. No supreme leader of any country would show their hand like this. This is bullshit/propaganda. JESUS! How can you not see it?

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    Comment by tsisageya | January 5, 2020 | Reply

  3. As I said, you cannot believe ANYTHING the United States says. Ever. Or Israel. There are others but those are the worst.

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    Comment by tsisageya | January 5, 2020 | Reply

    • …including all the media. Such a shame. It hurt me badly at the time, and still does.

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      Comment by tsisageya | January 5, 2020 | Reply

      • It makes me think of the unforgivable sin. There’s only one.

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  4. If only they all felt their shame and repented. I don’t see that happening though. Another hurtful thing.

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    Comment by tsisageya | January 5, 2020 | Reply

  5. President Trump even actually said (apparently) that God was on his side or some such nonsense (something along those lines). I’m surprised he didn’t spontaneously combust as soon as the words came out of his mouth. That was my vote but, as we all know, votes don’t seem to matter.

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