A senior Iranian commander has said Tehran will take “harsher revenge soon” after missile attacks on US targets in Iraq.
According to the Tasnim news agency, Abdollah Araghi spoke after US President Donald Trump said that Iran appeared to be “standing down” amid tensions between the two countries.
Ali Fadavi, the deputy head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, has said Iran’s missile attacks showed Tehran’s military power and the US forces “couldn’t do a damn thing”, according to a separate Tasnim report.
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Iran fired missiles at bases housing US troops in Iraq in retaliation for the US killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani, who was targeted in an airstrike near Baghdad airport last week.
Esmail Ghaani, who has replaced Maj Gen Soleimani as head of the Quds Force, has said missile attacks on US targets in Iraq will eventually drive America from the region, according to the Iran state broadcaster’s website.
No American troops were killed in the missile attacks on bases in Iraq, but Mr Trump has said the US will impose sanction on Iran that will remain in place until the country “changes its behaviour”.
The US has said it is ready to take part in “serious negotiations” with Iran as it insisted the killing of their top general was an act of self-defence.