Revenge for the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) elite special unit Al-Quds, remains on the agenda, IRGC Deputy Commander Mohammad Hejazi said. Hejazi was quoted as saying so by Tasnim.
Hejazi said the American side had previously received “slaps” for the assassination of the general. He explained that such “slaps” were Suleimani’s massive funeral and Iran’s retaliatory missile attack on the US military base of Ain al-Asad.
Hejazi said the next step should be the expulsion of US forces from the region. “This is just a slap in the face, they will face severe retaliation,” he said.
The killing of Suleimani was carried out by the US military on 3 January 2020 in Iraqi Baghdad. Relations between the countries heated up in the aftermath. In response, several US military installations inside Iraq were attacked by Iran’s IRGC on the night of 8 January. After that, US President Donald Trump announced new sanctions.