Iran: Tehran intends to avenge the death of General Soleimani

Iranian Revolutionary Guard leader General Hossein Salami in Tehran on November 25, 2019. AP Photo / Ebrahim Noroozi

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A week ago, the US news site Politico reported on an Iranian assassination plot against the US ambassador to South Africa.

Retaliation for the death of General Kassem Soleimani, the leader of the Revolutionary Guards, killed in an American raid.

This Saturday Téréhan responded.

No, such an attack was never planned but Iran does intend to take revenge.


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With our correspondent in Tehran,

Siavosh Ghazi

General Salami has denied American accusations that Iran was planning to assassinate the American ambassador to South Africa in retaliation for the assassination of General

Ghassem Soleimani

, the head of the Quds force of the Revolutionary Guards , last January by the United States in Baghdad.


Mr. Trump, our revenge is certain, you think we are going to avenge our brother's bloodshed by targeting an ambassador in South Africa.

No, we will target those who directly participated in the death of this great man, 

”General Hossein Salami said.

The US news site Politico reported an assassination plot against Lana Marks a week ago.

US President Donald Trump reacted by asserting that "

 any attack on the part of Iran will be followed by an attack a thousand times stronger 


These exchanges of threats come as the United States wants to reactivate UN sanctions against Iran.

The United States wants in particular to prevent sales and purchases of weapons by Tehran.

Indeed, according to the 2015 nuclear agreement and the Security Council resolution which endorsed this agreement, the

arms embargo

must end soon and Iran will be able to buy and sell arms freely.


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  • Iran

  • United States

  • South Africa

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