Trump speaks during an interview in the Oval Office on Aug. 30. (AP)

September 21, 2020

US President Donald Trump will be a target of the Iranian military “for the rest of his life” for his involvement in the killing of General Qassem Soleimani, a representative of Iran’s supreme leader warned on Sunday.

As “the killer of Soleimani,” Trump will for the rest of his “dirty and disgraceful” life be a target of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Hossein Shariatmadari, the editor-in-chief of state-run newspaper Kayhan, wrote in the paper.

Trump will remain a target irrespective of whether he is president or not, Shariatmadari, a close associate of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his representative in Kayhan, said.

On Saturday, the head of the IRGC Hossein Salami threatened to go after everyone who had a role in the death of Soleimani.

Soleimani, who headed the Quds Force – the overseas arms of the IRGC – was killed in a US airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport on January 3.

He was considered the second most important figure in the Iranian regime after Khamenei.

Iran retaliated days later by launching a ballistic missile attack on military bases in Iraq hosting US troops.

However, Tehran has stressed its revenge for Soleimani’s death is “not over.”

Al Arabiya

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