Iran has renewed threats to target former President Donald Trump and top members of his former Cabinet, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, for the 2020 killing of its top military commander, Qasem Soleimani.
“God willing, we are looking to kill Trump [and] Pompeo … and military commanders who issued the order should be killed,” Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps aerospace force, told Iranian state television Friday.
The threats are nothing new, though this time they came as Tehran was announcing a new long-range cruise missile capable of flying more than 1,000 miles, which could give it additional striking capabilities to U.S. forces in the Middle East.
Iran fired back at the 2020 killing of its top Revolutionary Guard commander by launching a series of missiles at U.S. troops stationed at two separate bases in Iraq.
No American soldiers were killed in the attack that Iran at the time described as a “slap in the face” for the U.S., vowing to strike at those responsible for Soleimani’s killing.
Hajizadeh said Iran did not intend to kill “poor soldiers” stationed at the base and that Trump and his top officials were the true target.
“It’s obvious that the strike on Qasem Soleimani was a crucial loss for Iran’s regime. They have on multiple occasions made public threats of vengeance toward the United States and more specifically toward individuals in the Trump White House, but we have thankfully not seen any action,” The Foreign Desk editor-in-chief Lisa Daftari told Fox News Digital.