MEMRI TV Clip No. 7510 – 3. Oct 2019
Iranian Ambassador To Iraq General Iraj Masjedi: If The U.S. Attacks, We Will Respond On Iraqi Soil And Wherever There Is An American Presence
Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi, a former IRGC General who has previously served as Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimai’s advisor, said in a September 26, 2019 interview on Dijlah TV (Iraq) that Iran will respond to any American attack in any location that the Americans are present, including Iraqi soil, but that this does not constitute interference in Iraqi affairs. In addition, Ambassador Masjedi said that an Iranian response to an American attack would be followed by a response from “those who love Iran,” such as Hizbullah in Lebanon, the PMU in Iraq, and Ansar Allah in Yemen. He explained that these groups would retaliate on their own accord because of their love for Iran. Furthermore, Ambassador Masjedi said that the Americans should take the option of military intervention against Iran off the table, and he added that Iran does not fear the United States.