Addressing a conference in commemoration of General Soleimani in Kerman on Wednesday, Qa’ani reminded the US that its downfall and the process of taking revenge have already begun, according to Tasnim News Agency.
“You cannot relax anymore even at your home, and it is not unlikely that we will take revenge inside the house,” the top general warned the US.
He advised the outgoing US president and others behind the assassination of General Soleimani to learn lessons from the fate of Salman Rushdie, an author whose life has been spent in hiding and under police protection because of his offensive novel against Islam “The Satanic Verses”.
“They cannot assassinate our hero and live in comfort afterward,” the general added.
He also referred to the massive funeral of General Soleimani as the “first slap” that the US received in the face for the assassination attack, saying the second blow was Iran’s missile strike on the US base of Ain al-Asad in Iraq.
The next slap the US will receive in the face is the “withdrawal of arrogance from the region”, he stated.
Last week, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri warned that a severe revenge awaits the criminals who ordered and perpetrated the assassination of General Soleimani.
General Soleimani, Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and several of their companions were assassinated in a US airstrike authorized by US President Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport on January 3.
Both commanders played a key role in defeating the Daesh terrorist group which at its peak threatened a complete takeover of Iraq and Syria.
Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved a bill demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces led by the United States from the country following the assassination of the two anti-terror commanders.