Former Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ commander Mohsen Rezaee said last week that U.S. President Donald Trump had “crossed the red line” by killing IRGC Quds Force Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

During an interview with Iran’s Channel 2 on Jan. 3, Rezaee, currently the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council which advises the country’s supreme leader, said that the Islamic revolutionaries in the region had previously focused on targeting Israel and Saudi Arabia while leaving the United States alone, but can now target American soldiers.

Rezaee also said that Iran has increased its monitoring of American bases, warships and installations in the region, and that resistance fighters in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and elsewhere are “preparing for action.”

He said that since U.S. President Donald Trump “is not a man of war,” Tehran is making its own calculations, which according to him do not involve starting a war. However, he promised that Iran’s revenge will be “very severe.”

Iran will do something that will prevent all countries, not just America, from “perpetrating crimes” such as killing Soleimani, he said.

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