General Qassem Soleimani’s daughter, Zeinab Soleimani has threatened an attack on the U.S. military in the Middle-East while addressing a massive crowd in Tehran. Zeinab said – “The families of U.S. soldiers in the Middle East will spend their days waiting for the death of their children,” she said to cheers.
Esmail Ghaani – the Iranian general who replaced General Soleimani also pledged to take revenge as Tehran abandoned the remaining limits of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers in response to the assassination.
The three developments could bring Iran closer to building an atomic bomb, set off a proxy or military attack launched by Tehran against America and enable the Islamic State (ISIS) to stage a comeback in Iraq, making the Middle East a far more dangerous and unstable place.
Adding to the tensions, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to demand billions of dollars in compensation from Iraq or impose “sanctions like they’ve never seen before” if it goes through with expelling U.S. troops.
Ghaani made his remarks in an interview with Iranian state television aired Monday. “God the Almighty has promised to get his revenge, and God is the main avenger. Certainly, actions will be taken,” he said.
Ghaani now serves as the head of the Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, an expeditionary army of the paramilitary organization answerable only to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. As Soleimani’s longtime deputy, Ghaani has been sanctioned by the U.S. since 2012 for his work funding its operations around the world, including its work with proxies in Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen.