Iranian leadership has released a video death threat against former President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials.
The threat was made by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) — a designated terrorist organization and part of Iran’s armed forces.
The threat comes at a time when the Biden administration has faced sharp criticism for advancing initiatives supportive of a regime that continues to threaten America and her partners in the Middle East.
In January 2020, then-President Donald Trump ordered a military strike resulting in the death of IRGC commander Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who had been coordinating violent actions on American interests in Iraq.
The strike resulted in an escalation of threats from Iran and the disputed “accidental” downing of an airliner by Iranian forces.
According to a report in the Western Journal, in a new video posted on Telegram, IRGC is threatening to kill former President Trump and other top U.S. defense officials by any means necessary.
The video, first reported by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), noted:
“On January 9, 2023, the IRGC-affiliated ‘SEPAHCYBERY’ Telegram channel published an animated video depicting an evidence board with photos of former U.S. President Donald Trump and several top U.S. defense officials.”
MEMRI’s report added: “The video also featured footage of these officials, images of various weapons (including guns, explosives, and poison), footage and images from crime scenes, and a caption that reads: ‘The perpetrators of general Soleimani martyrdom will be punished for their actions. We will determine how and when to punish. Coming soon …”
The video ends with an image of the IRGC’s logo and the IRGC’s official Telegram handle.
Threatened U.S. officials include “former National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley; former NSC MENA affairs director Robert Greenway; U.S. Cyber Command Commander Gen. Paul Nakasone; former Deputy National Security Advisor for MENA Affairs Victoria Coates; former Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger; Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Vice Admiral Frank Whitworth; Joint Chiefs of Staff director Lt. Gen. Andrew Poppas; and former U.S. CENTCOM commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie.”
The video, which may be disturbing to some, is noted below:
Ironically, Qazem Gharibabadi is one of the leaders endorsing the threat to assassinate American officials. Gharibabadi is, among other things, the secretary general of the country’s High Council for Human Rights.
Gharibabadi noted that the three men at the top of their hit list are: Trump, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former U.S. Central Command Chief Kenneth McKenzie.
Gharibabadi threatened: “No person will be immune from judicial proceedings.”
In November, a spokesperson for the IRGC said, “Revenge against the perpetrators and killers of the martyr Soleimani as soon as possible is a definite and inviolable manner.”