Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has compared the death of General Qasem Suleimani in an American missile strike to the loss of an arm. He said that the murder could not be left unanswered and promised to “cut off the legs” of the United States in the Middle East.
“You cut off our hand in the case of General Suleimani. We will cut off your feet in our region, ” – quoted Rouhani regarding the Iranian media Free News.
Suleimani was killed on the night of January 3 because of a US missile strike on the area of Baghdad international airport. Five days later, on the night of January 8, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) attacked the Ein al-Asad airbase in Western Iraq and the airfield in Erbil, where American military bases are located.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said earlier that the attack on US and coalition forces was successful, called the strike a “slap in the face” of the US and added that the Americans should leave the region.