Iran warns of decisive response to any attack by the US

File - Head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Hossein Salami speaking at the funeral of Razi Mousavi, a senior commander in Iran's Quds Force who was killed on December 25 in an alleged Israeli strike in Syria, in Tehran, December 28, 2023. (Atta Kenare /AFP)
File - Head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Hossein Salami speaking at the funeral of Razi Mousavi, a senior commander in Iran's Quds Force who was killed on December 25 in an alleged Israeli strike in Syria, in Tehran, December 28, 2023. (Atta Kenare /AFP)

Iran will respond to any threat from the United States, Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ chief Hossein Salami says, as Washington weighs its response to the killing of American servicemen by Tehran-aligned militants.

“We hear threats coming from American officials. We tell them that they have already tested us and we now know one another. No threat will be left unanswered,” Salami says, according to semi-official Tasnim news agency.

In January 2020, the Revolutionary Guards targeted the Ain al-Asad US base in Iraq following a US drone strike in Baghdad that killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

Iran’s envoy to the United Nations, Amir Saeid Iravani, also warns that Tehran will respond decisively to any attack on its territory, its interests, or Iranian nationals outside its borders.

The comments from Iranian officials come a day after United States President Joe Biden announced he has decided how to respond to a drone attack by Iran-aligned Iraqi groups that killed US service members in Jordan, without elaborating.

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