Death threat from US special rep to slain Iran general's successor, if he kills Americans

Brian Hook (left), US Special Representative for Iran, and Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney at a briefing on the situation with Iran at the White House in Washington January 10, 2020. — Reuters pic
Brian Hook (left), US Special Representative for Iran, and Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney at a briefing on the situation with Iran at the White House in Washington January 10, 2020. — Reuters pic

DUBAI, Jan 23 — The US special representative for Iran said the successor to Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian commander killed in a US drone strike, would suffer the same fate if he followed a similar path of killing Americans, Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported.

“If (Esmail) Ghaani follows the same path of killing Americans then he will meet the same fate,” Brian Hook told the Arabic-language newspaper, adding that US President Donald Trump had long made it clear “that any attack on Americans or American interests would be met with a decisive response.”

“This isn't a new threat. The president has always said that he will always respond decisively to protect American interests,” Hook said in the interview in Davos. — Reuters

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