The commander of the IRGC's Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, warned President Trump that "war would mean the destruction of all your resources. You might start the war, but we would be the ones ending it". Soleimani added that "I myself and the IRGC's Quds Force are enough to face you as an adversary", and claimed that "we are near you, where you can't even imagine". He also asserted that "the Red Sea, which was secure, is no longer secure with the American presence".
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