Tehran 0
1 January 2021

Marking the first anniversary of the U.S. killing IRGC Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani, IRGC Commander Hossein Salami vowed retaliation and asserted that “the path of harsh revenge is the path of collapse of the Zionist regime [ie, Israel] and the U.S. in the region and also expulsion of U.S. terrorist forces from the region”. Relatedly, IRGC Quds Force Commander Esmail Qaani insisted that “American mischief will not deter the Quds Force from carrying on its resistance path”.

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