Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend

Iran: Military ready for any U.S. pressure


TEHRAN, Iran — The top commander of Iran’s paramilita­ry Revolution­ary Guard said Friday that his country was fully prepared to respond to any U. S. military pressure as tensions between Tehran and Washington remain high in the waning days of President Donald Trump’s administra­tion.

Gen. Hossein Salami spoke at a ceremony at Tehran University commemorat­ing the upcoming one- year anniversar­y of the U. S. drone strike in Baghdad that killed Revolution­ary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who headed the expedition­ary Quds force, on Jan. 3, 2020.

At the time, Iran retaliated by launching a ballistic missile strike on a military base in Iraq that caused brain concussion injuries to about 100 U. S. troops.

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