US biggest state sponsor of terror, source of global insecurity: Iran general
The spokesman of the Iranian Armed Forces has described the United States as the leading state sponsor of terrorism in the world, saying Washington is the source of insecurity across the globe.
Speaking in the city of Kerman on Tuesday, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said the criminal US regime exposed its true face before the world by its “brazen” assassination of Iran’s top anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleimani.
“The US is the world’s biggest terrorist-nurturing country and the looter of the property of the people and the oppressed,” Shekarchi said. “No insecurity happens in the world unless the United States is involved.”
On January 3, 2020, the US military conducted an air operation under former president Donald Trump’s order targeting General Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport after his arrival. The attack also killed the general’s companions, including Deputy Commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
Both commanders were highly popular because of the key role they played in eliminating the US-sponsored Daesh terrorist group in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.
Iran called General Soleimani’s assassination “state terrorism” and vowed to put an end to the US military’s presence in the region as the ultimate act of revenge.
In retaliation, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched a volley of ballistic missiles at the Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq’s western province of Anbar and another airbase in Erbil on January 8, 2020, as a result of which 110 US troops were diagnosed with “traumatic brain injuries”.