The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Air Force, Brigadier Amir Ali Haji Zadeh, said that targeting Iran for one of the most important American bases in the region is the beginning of a larger operation that will continue in all of the region, adding that the next steps will be taken by what he called “the resistance front.”
Haji Zadeh made the remarks at a press conference today, Thursday, to clarify the details of the missile attack launched by Iran at dawn Wednesday on the base of Al-Assad and the base of Harir, which host American forces in Iraq, in retaliation for the killing of the Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, in a US raid in Baghdad.
The Iranian commander said that the aim of the response was to target vital US installations and not to kill American soldiers.
He stated that the Revolutionary Guards could have killed 500 US soldiers in this operation, but that was not the goal.
However, he was likely to be killed and wounded in the attack, denying the speech of US President Donald Trump, who asserted in his speech yesterday that there will be no losses among the American or Iraqi forces in the two bases. Haji Zadeh challenged the American president to open the base of Ain al-Assad to journalists.
The Iranian military commander said that the Revolutionary Guards missile attack coincided with a cyber attack against the electronic systems of American planes and drones, and this disturbed the Americans a lot.
Haji Zadeh called on all countries in the region to work to get the American forces out of their lands, otherwise the “resistance” would remove them, he said.