On Saturday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned the US assassination of top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, on January 3 2020 as an “act of terror”, pledging that Tehran will bring all those responsible for the killing to justice.
A video apparently showing a simulated attack by Iranian forces against a US military base has appeared on YouTube. The video emerged a day before the first anniversary of the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force.
The 139-second computer-generated footage, dubbed “The Great Revenge”, starts with what looks like a spate of missiles heading toward a base in an unknown area.
Several birds of prey are also seen attacking US servicemen as smoke billows from various parts of the base. The clip ends with what looks like President Donald Trump delivering a speech in Congress as a dead American soldier is seen near a rostrum.
The Foreign Ministry further stressed the drone strike that killed the general is itself a blatant violation of international law, as well as the sovereignty of Iraq, where the attack was conducted.
The statement followed Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Mohammad Baqeri on Thursday reiterating that there was no “expiry date” for taking revenge on Soleimani’s killers, adding that America’s withdrawal from the Middle East was inevitable.
At the same time, the Islamic Republic stopped short of threatening a direct tit-for-tat assassination of a US…