Iran Commander Calls for ‘Painful Response’ Against U.S. After Trump’s U.N. Speech

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The Times of Israel reports: The commander of Iran’s hardline Revolutionary Guards urged his country to use “all its options” and take unspecified “actions” in the next few months to cause pain to the United States in the wake of criticisms of Iran by US President Donald Trump this week.

“Time is now ripe for correcting the US miscalculations,” General Mohammad Ali Jafari said Wednesday, a day after Trump addressed the UN and called Iran a “corrupt dictatorship” and a “murderous regime.” Added Jafari: “Now that the US has fully displayed its nature, the government should use all its options to defend the Iranian nation’s interests.”

“Taking a decisive position against Trump is just the start,” he went on, in remarks quoted by the Fars news agency, “and what is strategically important is that the US should witness more painful responses in the actions, behavior and decisions that Iran will take in the next few months.”

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