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Trump not 'safe on earth', revenge for Soleimani killing may come from ‘inside’ the US, warns Iran's Esmail Qaani

The warning came from the chief of Iran's Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force as well as Soleimani's replacement, Esmail Qaani, on Friday
President Donald Trump (Getty Images)
President Donald Trump (Getty Images)

On the anniversary of the death of Iranian military commander, General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed at Baghdad airport on January 2, 2020, Iran condemned President Donald Trump as an ''imbecile" and hinted that "revenge" for the late general could come from "inside" the United States.

According to an NBC analyst, the warning came from the chief of Iran's Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force as well as Soleimani's replacement, Esmail Qaani, on Friday. "For 30 years, you sought to assassinate our leaders Soleimani and [al-Muhandis], and an imbecile backed by the Zionists and the House of Saud committed this heinous crime," he said. "This criminal assassination [of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis] opened the door for the free sons of our Muslim nation to take revenge." Qaani warned that it was "possible that there are people inside your home (the United States) that will respond to your crime."

In addition, the judiciary chief for Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, said the people responsible for Soleimani's death will "not be safe on Earth," France24 reported. Speaking at Tehran University, Raisi said: "They will witness a severe revenge. What has come so far has only been glimpses. Do not presume that someone, as the president of America, who appeared as a murderer or ordered a murder, may be immune from justice being carried out. Never. Those who had a role in this assassination and crime will not be safe on Earth."

Soleimani was killed last year by a US airstrike, which was approved by Donald Trump. the Iranian general was struck by two missiles fired from an MQ9 Reaper drone after he disembarked from an aircraft at Baghdad airport. Soleimani spearheaded Iran's military operations in the Middle East as head of the country's elite Quds Force.

The strike came days after protesters attacked the US embassy in Baghdad, where they clashed with US forces at the scene. According to the Pentagon, Soleimani approved the attacks on the embassy. The agency added last year that the attack on Soleimani was justified because the Iranian general was "actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region."

US officials said they're bracing for a possible attack from Iran. It was also suspected that the administration of President-elect Joe Biden was most likely not prepared for the same. 

We previously reported that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has claimed that Trump put the nail in the coffin of his "crazy" regime by assassinating Soleimani. Rouhani said he believed Trump would be cast into the "dustbin of history" once he leaves the White House on January 20, according to The Sun. The Iranian leader said during a televised session of the cabinet that the "foolish" assassination of the commander of the IRGC Quds Force had led to the end of ‘Trumpism’, Al Manar reported.

“One of the consequences of this shameless and foolish deed is the end of Trumpism,” said Rouhani, as the first anniversary of the general’s death loomed. “A few days from now, the rule of this savage and crazy murderer will end, and the whole history of his regime will go into the dustbin of history. I’m confident that after Trump the situation concerning security and stability in the region will become significantly better,” he added.