BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 A.M.) – The high ranking commander of the Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, Major General Qassem Suleimani, fired back at U.S. President Donald Trump over his recent remarks towards his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.
“What have you been able to do (to us) over the past 20 years that you did not do and are threatening us now?” Suleimani stated, as quoted by the Tasnim News Agency.
“You came to Afghanistan with tens of tanks and armored vehicles and hundreds of advanced helicopters and committed crimes (there). What … have you achieved between 2011 and 2018 with 110,000 troops (on the ground in Afghanistan)? You are now imploring the Taliban (to negotiate with you),” he continued.
The Iranian general then made several references to the Lebanese War in 2006, claiming that the U.S. had to make concessions to Hezbollah in order to end the conflict.
Suleimani would not stop there, he would criticize Trump’s threats of war, adding that Iran is ready for any conflict.
“Gambler Trump! I alone will stand against you. We, the Iranian nation, have gone through tough events. You (may) begin a war, but it is us who will end it. Go ask your predecessors (about it). So stop threatening … us. We are ready to stand against you,” he concluded.