Iran on saturday announced the sanctions on 50 Americans including the U.S chairman of joint chiefs of staff Mark milley for their role in the death of Qassem Soleimani, the most feared general in middle east and Iranian commander.
Qassem Soleimani, the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds force was killed by a U.S drone strike in Baghdad on january 3,2020 in what Iran on saturday called a callous terrorist act.
Iranian president Raisi vowed revange against the former U.Spresident Donald Trump who ordered the killing of Soleimani on the second anniversary held for the killing of Qasem Soleimani.
Some of the Americans sanctioned by Iran include the Trump era- national security adviser Robert O’Brien and Nikki Halely who served as U.S envoy to the United Nations.
Nikki Haely says ” when you get sanctioned by Iran, the world’s state sponser of teeror, you know you are doing something right”.
U.S on Sunday said, it refused to be threatened by Iran’s weekened sanctioning of some 50 Americans including senior officials, warning that Tehran would face severe consequences if it attacked any U.S nationals.
“Make no mistake, the U.S will protect and defend its citizens”, the white house national security adviser jake sullivan said.
U.S says, it will work with its allies to deter and respond to any attacks carried out by Iran.