TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani has sharply reacted to the recent “cabaret owner-style” military threat by US President Donald Trump, saying he takes the position to respond “as a soldier” since it is below the dignity of Iran’s president to do so.
Addressing Trump, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said, “You threaten us with an action that is ‘unprecedented’ in the world. This is cabaret-style rhetoric. Only a cabaret owner talks to the world this way.”
He was reacting to Trump’s all-caps tweet addressed to Iranian President Hassad Rouhani, in which he threatened the Islamic Republic with actions “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before.”
The tweet came after President Rouhani warned the US against its hostile approach against Iran, saying America should know that peace with Iran will be the mother of all peace while war with the country will be the mother of all wars.
“It is below the dignity of our president to respond to you. I, as a soldier, respond to you,” Qassemi further said.
You already did all you could!
The senior general further reminded the United States of its failures in its invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.
“What was it that you could do over the past 20 years but didn’t? You came to Afghanistan with...battle tanks and armored vehicles as well as hundreds of advanced helicopters, and perpetrated crimes there. What the hell could you do between 2001 and 2018 with 110,000 troops? You are today begging Taliban for talks,” Major General Qassemi said.
He further said, “Gambler Trump! I will stand against you alone. Our nation has gone through difficult times,” General Soleimani said. “You begin the war, but it is us who will end it. Go ask you predecessors.”