"Decisive, serious and real" revenge for the murder of Soleimani will be carried out honestly, fairly, deservedly, "and not against the female ambassador to South Africa," Salami said.

“We will strike a blow at the people who directly or indirectly played a role in the martyrdom of the great man,” Tasnim quotes him.

Earlier, the Politico newspaper, citing a source, reported that the US accused the Iranian government of allegedly considering the possibility of assassinating the American ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks as a response to the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States is taking the publication with appropriate seriousness.

After that, US President Donald Trump threatened Iran that if Tehran attacks US representatives, Washington will respond "a thousand times larger."

In late June, Tehran issued a warrant for the arrest of Trump and more than 30 others who, according to the Iranian authorities, are involved in the murder of Soleimani.