Iran's senior commander warns U.S. against new attack on Iran

Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-08 16:11:37|Editor: xuxin
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TEHRAN, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces on Wednesday warned that any new offensive by the United States will draw Iran's "stronger, more crushing, and broader" response, Tasnim news agency reported.

The remarks by major general Hossein Baqeri come hours after the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) targeted two U.S. military bases in Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani.

In a statement on Wednesday, Baqeri said the missile attacks by the IRGC in the early hours of Wednesday against the U.S. military bases in Iraq gave a warning to the U.S.' authorities.

He said the attacks on the American forces in Iraq revealed only a small part of the capabilities of the Iranian Armed Forces.

"From now on, any new evil act by the U.S. will face a stronger and more crushing response with a broader range," he added.

"The time has come for the evil authorities of the United States to realize the Islamic Republic's capabilities and pull the forces of their terrorist army out of the region as soon as possible," Baqeri was quoted as saying.

IRGC on Wednesday targeted U.S. bases in Iraq including Al-Asad and Harir Camp to the north of Erbil by surface-to - surface missiles.