A senior military commander says the calls for assassinating top Iranian officials by US politicians show that they are supporters of global terrorism.
Deputy Commander of the Islamic Republic Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami told IRNA on Sunday that the fact that assassinating Iranian military figures has been discussed in the US House of Representatives and the Senate shows the true nature of American officials.
“This reveals that American authorities are themselves among the sponsors of terrorism in the world and speaking about this issue is an ordinary matter for them,” Salami added.
On October 26, a number of hard-line American officials urged the US administration to launch covert operations against Iran or even "kill" some Iranian authorities over the alleged Iran-backed plot.
"I'm saying we put our hand around their throat right now in every interest they have," retired US Army General Jack Keane told a hearing of the House of Representatives' Homeland Security Committee.
"And let's not wring our hands. If the international community doesn't want to step up to it, we go without them," the retired general added.
Former CIA agent Reuel Marc Gerecht, now with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think-tank, also said "I don't think that you are going to really intimidate these people, get their attention, unless you shoot somebody."
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