Jan 23, 2020 19:05 UTC
  • US officially publicizing state terrorism by threatening new Quds Force Chief: Iran

Iran says US threat to assassinate the new commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Quds Force is in fact an official publicizing of state terrorism.

The reaction came after Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, said Thursday General Esmail Qa'ani could face the fate of his predecessor, General Qassem Soleimani, who was martyred  on January 3.

"The remarks by this State Department official are an official publicizing and blatant unveiling of targeted and state terrorism by the United States," Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said. 

“Now, after the Zionist regime, the US is the second regime to officially announce that it has employed the resources of its government and armed forces for terrorist acts and that it will continue them in the future,” he added.

Hook made the threat in an interview with the Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Mousavi said Washington’s recourse to terrorist acts is a clear sign of "weakness, desperation, and confusion" among the officials of the American regime.

He condemned "brazen remarks and terrorist acts" by US leaders, calling on the international community to also condemn them, "because the continuation of this trend would sooner or later befall everyone."