Jan 13, 2020 14:41 UTC
  • Iran missile strikes on US bases dispelled Washington’s invincibility myth: Senior Hezbollah official

A top official from the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says Iran's precision missile strikes at US military bases in Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), dispelled Washington’s invincibility myth.

According to Press TV, Nabil Qaouk, the Deputy Head of Hezbollah's Executive Council, said at a memorial ceremony held in Lebanon’s southern town of Khiam on Monday “Iran, by bombing the bases, exposed the American arrogance and dispelled the US invincibility myth. It demonstrated that it stands … prepared for any confrontation. The blood of Lt. Gen. Soleimani marked the end of American presence in Iraq and the region, so the United States no longer has a future in the region.”

He further noted that the Iranian attack on Ain al-Assad Airbase marks the start of a response, which will not conclude until the full withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and West Asia.

On Sunday, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the Iranian missile strikes sent the message that all American targets in West Asia are within the range of Iranian missiles.

“This attack was also a message to the Zionist entity… Let stupid [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu know the wrong spot he has put his entity in,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech broadcast live from the southern Lebanese city of Baalbek as he addressed his supporters.

He added, “Look at the faces of the US leaders… Do they look like victorious faces?”

The Hezbollah chief then slammed mainstream Arab news networks for being far too pro-US over their attempts to underreport the Iranian strikes and the extent of damage caused.

Early on January 8, the IRGC targeted the US-run Ain al-Assad Airbase in Iraq’s Western Province of Anbar after launching a wave of attacks to retaliate the assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani.

The IRGC has called for a complete withdrawal of US terrorist troops from the Arab country, asserting that it would not differentiate between the US and Israel in retaliating against the assassination of the Iranian national hero.