Iran’s Quds Force Chief Tells Trump: Threaten Me, Not Rouhani – Report

ANKARA, July 26 (Reuters) – The chief of Iran’s Quds force said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump should address him when threatening the Islamic Republic, the Iranian Young Journalists’ Club reported.

Qassem Soleimani. March 8, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer 

“As a soldier, it is my duty to respond to Trump’s threats … If he wants to use the language of threat … he should talk to me, not to the president (Hassan Rouhani),” Major-General Qassem Soleimani was quoted as saying in the central city of Hamedan.

Iran has dismissed a warning from Trump that Tehran risked dire consequences “the like of which few throughout history have suffered before” if it made threats against the United States.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Kevin Liffey)