Major General Hossein Salami, Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said that Iran “will certainly avenge General Qasem Soleimani’s murder but will only affect those who are directly or indirectly involved it’s.”
This statement follows the accusations by the US of plans to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa.
US ambassador to South Africa,Marks, 66, was sworn in as U.S. ambassador last October. She’s known Trump for more than two decades and has been a member of his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. Critics of Trump have derided her as a “handbag designer,” but her supporters retort that she is a successful businesswoman — her eponymous handbags run as much as $40,000 — with numerous international connections. A personal friend of the late Princess Diana, she also was born in South Africa and speaks some of the country’s key languages, including Afrikaans and Xhosa.
The Minister of International Relations in South Africa Naledi Pandor described Washington’s allegations claiming that Iran was planning to assassinate the US ambassador Lana Marx as extremely strange.
Interviewed by the local Sky News Network Naledi said: “It was an extremely strange allegation and our friends in Iran are astonished like us. She wondered “ Why Iran, the very good friend of South Africa would commit a horrible act on our soil?!”
Nalindi added that we affirmed through the statement of the security minister that diplomats are safe in our country.
Earlier, the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Sa’ed Khatib Zadeh stressed Iran’s categorical rejection of the US allegations calling on the US officials to abandon such schemes that create an unpleasant atmosphere for Iran at the international arena.