Commander Salami threatens to ‘set ablaze’ US-backed places
The leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard terror group threatened to set ablaze places supported by the US over the elimination of arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani in a US strike last week, prompting a crowd of terror fans to chant the traditional “death to Israel” and “death to America”.
The latest threat came shortly after a report indicated that Israeli PM Netanyahu is working on distancing Israel from the US airstrike that eliminated Soleimani. Netanyahu told Security Cabinet ministers that the attack “is a US event, not an Israeli event, and we should stay out of it”.
Commander Salami made the pledge before thousands gathered in Kerman, Soleimani’s hometown. Terror fans dressed in black carried posters bearing the image of the arch-terrorist chief of Iran’s extra-territorial terror group Quds Force.
“We will take revenge. We will set ablaze where they like,” Salami told the crowd, drawing the chants of “Death to Israel!”.
The US Embassy in Israel issued a security alert warning US citizens of “heightened tensions” in the Middle East and highlighting the risk of rocket attacks.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has been denied entrance into the US to address the United Nations about the elimination of IRGC terror group chief Qassem Soleimani.