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Iran Says Its Response To Assassination Of Soleimani Will Be ‘Against Military Sites’

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Iran Says Its Response To Assassination Of Soleimani Will Be 'Against Military Sites'

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Iran’s response to the US assasination of Qassem Soleimani will be “against military sites”, Maj. Gen. Hossein Dehghan, a military adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said in an interview with CNN.

“Let me tell you one thing: Our leadership has officially announced that we have never been seeking war and we will not be seeking war,” Dehghan said in the interview with CNN.

“It was America that has started the war. Therefore, they should accept appropriate reactions to their actions. The only thing that can end this period of war is for the Americans to receive a blow that is equal to the blow they have inflicted. Afterward they should not seek a new cycle.”

Maj. Gen. Dehghan’s comments likely became a response to threats from President Donald Trump Saturday that the U.S. military choose 52 Iranian sites, including cultural locations, to attack if Iran retaliated against the US for the assassination of Soleimani.

“Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!,” Trump wrote in Twitter.

Maj. Gen. Dehghan called Trump’s threats “ridiculous and absurd.”

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