As tension mounts between the US and the Islamic Republic, another leader hinted that revenge could even come from within the United States of America.
Speaking to a crowd in Tehran, the Islamic Republic’s judiciary chief, Ebrahim Raisi, vowed ‘severe revenge’ on those responsible for the killing of General Qassem Soleimani, the former commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force. The former commander was killed during a US airstrike in Baghdad last January. As the two countries approach the anniversary of his death on January 3rd, aggression is rising.
While speaking, Raisi emphasized that not even the president of the United States is exempt from “justice,” and that those involved in the assassination of Soleimani will “not be safe on earth.” He also said, “They will witness severe revenge. What has come so far has only been glimpses.”
Of course, most of this echoes what the Republic’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has already warned.
Soleimani’s current successor, Esmail Ghaani, even hinted that this revenge could come from within the United States, adding, “It’s even possible that there are people inside your home that will respond to your crime.”
Both countries have claimed readiness to respond to any potential attack from the opposing side. The US has been noticeably active concerning its recent military action in the Middle East, especially by air and sea. Just a couple of weeks ago, the US moved a fleet of naval ships into the Persian Gulf. And within the last few days, more B-52 Bombers flew throughout the region.