Iranian Commander: US “Afraid” to Fight Iran

The United States is “afraid” of going to war with Iran, said the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Major General Hossein Salami on Sunday, while US President Donald Trump has threatened to “officially” end Iran if Tehran wants a war with Washington.

“The difference between us and them is that they are afraid of war and don’t have the will for it,” Salami told IRNA.

The statement came while ties between the US and Iran have drastically deteriorated. US Department of State on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal of non-emergency employees from its embassy in Baghdad and consulate general in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region.

President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that there will be an “official” end to Iran if the country wants to go to war with Washington.

“If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!” Trump said.

However, Trump’s threatening was apparently a response to Sunday’s rocket attack on the fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad where the US embassy, as well as other foreign diplomatic facilities, are located.

“A Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone without causing any losses,” the Iraqi Military said in a statement, pointing out that it would give further details later, as cited by Kurdistan 24. Source

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