RNA – In an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency, Ayatollah Sayyed Hashem Hoseyni-Bushehri, the secretary of the Supreme Council of the Islamic Seminaries, praised the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) tough revenge against the American terrorists in Iraq and said, “Just as the Islamic Republic had promised the brave Iranian nation that it would take tough revenge against the United States because of the martyrdom of Haj Qasem Soleymani, today we witnessed that the United States’ Ayn al-Asad Airbase was targeted with missiles at the hour that the enemies took our dear martyrs.”
The member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom added, “Although there is still no accurate estimate of the damage done to the American forces and their equipment, based on the evidence, heavy damage has carried out against the American base and this is the first act of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri said that according to the announcement of the IRGC, about 100 targets have been identified and these places will be targeted at the first instance if the Americans engage in another evil act.
His Eminence stressed, “The enemies must know that the Islamic Republic is strong today and the Islamic Resistance Front has authority in the region. If the United States, which is many kilometres from West Asia, wants to continue its evil, the Islamic Resistance Front and the Islamic Republic of Iran will give a teeth-breaking response to the evil of the United States.”
He added, “The United States’ regional allies know that the Iranian missile strike was the first feat by the Islamic Republic and that if they prepare the way for American drones, airplanes and movements, they will receive the an appropriate response, just that the IRGC had announced.”
Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri said, “We hope that the enemies will learn from the hard and crushing response of Islamic Iran and that just as the Iraqi parliament has approved a resolution calling on the Americans to leave the country, the people of the region must live side by side in peace and without need for foreign support.”
He said, “The countries of the region must know that the Islamic Republic of Iran is their best and most powerful neighbour and in the shade of Iran, they can enjoy better comfort and peace. If they want to sit in glass houses in hopes of protecting the United States, they must wait for more difficult days.”
Rasa News Agency