In comments in April 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said the U.S. is aware of the crushing response it will have to face in case of taking military action against Iran.
The remarks came days after the Politico news magazine alleged that Tehran was planning to kill Marks before the United States presidential election to avenge Washington's assassination of top Iranian anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq early this year. Gen. Hossein Salami, has said on Saturday that Tehran is committed to enacting revenge against those responsible for the death of Qasem Soleimani, the top Iranian military commander who was killed in Iraq earlier this year.
The report said the Iranians believe a July explosion that damaged one of its nuclear sites in Natanz, and which foreign media reports have attributed to Israel or the U.S., was meant to provoke a response that would justify military strikes on the Islamic Republic.
"We took out the world's number one terrorist and the mass murderer of American troops and many, many troops and many people all over the world", Trump said. 'Qasem Soleimani is dead.
Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard General Hossein Salami rejects report of a plot to assassinate USA envoy to South Africa Lana Marks. "Bad guy. Very bad guy", Trump said following Soleimani's killing.
We will hit those who had direct and indirect roles.
South Africa's state security agency on Friday said it had found no evidence that Iran was plotting to assassinate the USA ambassador to Pretoria, Lana Marks. We do prove everything in practice'.
"We will hit the individuals who, directly and indirectly, played a role in the martyrdom of the great man (General Soleimani)", Major General Salami underlined, giving a serious warning that anybody with a role in the January assassination plot will be hit.
"If a hair is missing from an Iranian, we will burn all of your hair".
Soleimani, former commander of the Quds Force, was killed in a USA drone strike approved by President Donald Trump on January 3.
"There is no snapback resolution", Zarif said in the interview with Iranian state TV, adding that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was "still waiting for the nuclear deal movie to come out in order to find out what the nuclear deal actually is".
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