Iranian General Launches Threat Against U.S.

President Donald Trump hasn’t ignored Iran’s recent test of a ballistic missile on Jan. 29 and vowed that he would keep the country in check. But Iran did not seem to appreciate Trump’s warning that all U.S. options were on the table.

“The enemy should not be mistaken in its assessments, and it will receive a strong slap in the face if it does make such a mistake,” said General Mohammad Pakpour, head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard ground forces. The quote was taken off the Guards’ website, Sepahnews, according to Reuters.

Reportedly, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard conducted a three-day exercise with rockets, artillery, tanks, and helicopters. This followed Trump’s comment that Iran was “on notice” after its recent missile launch.

“The message of these exercises … for world arrogance is not to do anything stupid,” said Pakpour, quoted by the semi-official news agency, Tasnim. “Everyone could see today what power we have on the ground.”

Reuters reports a military analyst at Tasnim said that Iran-allied Hezbollah could use the missiles to attack the Israeli nuclear reactor at Dimona from inside Lebanon.

“Since Lebanon’s Hezbollah is one of the chief holders of the Fateh 110, this missile is one of main alternatives for targeting the Dimona installations,” Hossein Dalirian said in a commentary carried by Tasnim.

H/T: Reuters

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