Satkhira Vision: An Iranian special forces commander has warned President Donald Trump if the US attacks Iran it “will destroy all that you possess”.
Major General Qassem Soleimani vowed that if Mr Trump started a war, the Islamic Republic would end it, Iranian news agency Tasnim reported.
It follows Mr Trump’s all-caps-lock tweet warning Iran’s president to “never, ever” threaten the US.
Tensions have risen since the US withdrew from the 2015 Iran deal.
Maj Gen Soleimani – who leads the Quds Force of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards – was quoted on Thursday as saying: “As a soldier, it is my duty to respond to your threats.
“Talk to me, not to the president [Hassan Rouhani]. It is not in our president’s dignity to respond to you.
“We are near you, where you can’t even imagine. Come. We are ready.
“If you begin the war, we will end the war. You know that this war will destroy all that you possess.”
He also accused the US president of using the language of “night clubs and gambling halls”.
On Sunday, Mr Trump tweeted a startling threat to Iran’s president.