The U.S. should be awaiting attacks on its assets in European states in response to the assassination of Iran’s Quds Force Commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani, head of the political bureau of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on January 5.
In an interview with the Tehran-based al-Alam TV, Brig. Gen. Yadollah Javani also revealed that Syria, a key ally of Iran, will play a role in the response to the killing of Solimani.
“The response to the assassination of General Soleimani and revenge against America will be strong in the right time and place,” the commander said, adding “Iran is serious about responding but it is not rush.”
Solimani and many other Iranian and Iraqi commanders, including Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy Commander of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), were killed earlier this week in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
Two days ago, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council held the U.S. responsible for the assassination of the Iranian commander, revealing that it has adopted measures in response to the incident.
Facing mounting threats from Iran, U.S. President Donald Trump warned that his country will attack 52 targets in Iran, including sites significant for the Islamic country’s culture, if Americans or American assets are attacked.
While the U.S. and Iran are heading towards a serious confrontation, the scale and nature of this confrontation are still hard to predict.