An Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani has warned President Trump if the US attacks Iran it “will destroy all that you possess”, Tasnim said.
After tensions have risen since the US withdrew from the 2015 Iran deal, Donald Trump allowed himself an all-caps-lock tweet regarding the Islamic Republic. Such an undiplomatic message made Iranian officials angry, and its special forces commander Soleimani vowed that if American leader started a war, the Islamic Republic would end it.
Maj Gen Soleimani – who leads the Quds Force of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards – answered Trump on Thursday:
“As a soldier, it is my duty to respond to your threats. Talk to me, not to the president [Hassan Rouhani]. It is not in our president’s dignity to respond to you,”
tweeted Soleimani as a response to Donald Trump’s tweet warning Iran’s president to “never, ever” threaten the United States.
Iranian General assured Mr Trump that war is a senseless and destroying thing, for both sides.
“If you begin the war, we will end the war. You know that this war will destroy all that you possess,”
explained Soleimani and noted that the US president is using the language of “night clubs and gambling halls” while national leaders should use a language of diplomacy.
The rising tensions between Iran and the US started when Washington has re-imposed sanctions on Iran’s oil, aircraft exports, and precious metals trade among other sectors, despite objections from the UK, France, China, Russia and Germany, who all signed the 2015 agreement.