The general in charge of Iran’s elite paramilitary Quds Forces warned Donald Trump on Thursday that war with the Islamist country would eliminate his entire net worth, suggesting terrorists aided by Iran’s military are prepared to strike his real estate properties.
‘You know that this war will destroy everything you own,’ Major General Qassem Soleimani said during a speech in the central Iranian city of Hamedan.
He also said the Red Sea is not secure while U.S. troops are deployed in the area: ‘Trump should know that we are nation of martyrdom and that we await him.’
‘We are near you, where you can’t even imagine … Come. We are ready. If you begin the war, we will end the war,’ he boasted.
‘You have to be careful about insulting the Iranian people and the president of our Republic.’
Soleimani warned of Iran’s ‘power in the region and our capabilities in asymmetric war’ – a reference to the Quds Forces’ history of funding and training terrorists who embrace tactics normally shunned in the West.
Iran this week dismissed a warning from Trump that Tehran risked dire consequences if it made threats against the United States.
Trump softened his threatening tone on Tuesday, just two days after he blasted an allcaps warning about ‘consequences’ for Tehran’s anti-U.S. rhetoric.
Addressing the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Trump took credit for pulling the U.S. out of the Obama-era Iran nuclear accord, but said his administration stands ready for Iran to come back to the negotiating table.
SOURCE: DAVID MARTOSKO