Iran vows to ‘hit’ anyone who had role in Soleimani drone strike

Iran’s top military commander is vowing to take down anyone who took part in the US drone strike that killed one of his top generals.

Gen. Hossein Salami made the promise Saturday on the website of his Revolutionary Guard: “Mr. Trump! Our revenge for martyrdom of our great general is obvious, serious and real,” the Associated Press reported.

The drone strike, conducted in January over Iraq, struck Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Iran retaliated just a short time later with a ballistic missile attack targeting US soldiers in Iraq.

President Trump tweeted his own threat this week after a report that Iran is plotting to assassinate Lana Marks, the US ambassador to South Africa: “If they hit us in any way, any form, written instructions already done we’re going to hit them 1000 times harder.”

Salami denied any plans to kill Marks but gave his assurance that Iran would avenge the general’s death.

“Do you think we hit a female ambassador in return to our martyred brother?” Salami said. “We will hit those who had direct and indirect roles. You should know that everybody who had role in the event will be hit, and this is a serious message. We do prove everything in practice.”

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