United States officially threatens to assassinate new leader of Iranian Quds Force

The U.S. special representative for Iran, Brian Hook, has threatened Brig. Gen. Esmail Ghaani, Iran’s new Quds Force commander, with the fate of his predecessor Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani.

In an interview with the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat, Hook advised Brig. Gen. Ghanni to not follow Soleimani’s path of “killing Americans.”

“We took the world’s most dangerous terrorists off the battlefield … And as a consequence, the region is going to be safer because Soleimani was the glue that held together the proxies, and his death will create a void that the regime will not be able to fill,” the U.S. diplomat said in the interview, which was released on January 23.

Hook’s threat indicates that the U.S. will go on with its hostile actions against Iran. Tehran and its regional allies had warned that they will work to force U.S. troops to pull out of the region, especially from Iraq.