On Monday, September 10, in Tehran, Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top aide to regime’s Supreme Leader, said: “We warn the enemies of the Islamic Revolution that if they make an aggression against the Islamic Iran, we will chase and punish them not only outside the borders but also beyond the seas.”
These comments come just days after the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched a missile strike at Iraq’s Kurdistan region, killing 15 Kurdish people and wounding dozens more, including high ranking officials from the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI).
Iran has promised more attacks in Iraq and against the Kurdish people fighting for independence, who live in the mountainous and remoter border region between Iran and Iraq.
These airstrikes were confirmed by the IRGC on Sunday in a statement to Iran’s state-controlled press.
The statement read: “The IRGC Aerospace Force’s missile unit in cooperation with the IRGC Ground Force’s drone unit targeted the headquarters and a meeting of the leaders of a filthy and criminal grouplet and a centre for training affiliated terrorists with 7 short-range ground-to-ground missiles yesterday (Saturday).”
Safavi’s inflammatory rhetoric also comes shortly after the arrest of two Iranians, Ahmadreza Mohammadi Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani, in the US on charges of spying on Iranian dissidents and Israeli/Jewish targets
Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers said: “Doostdar and Ghorbani are alleged to have acted on behalf of Iran, including by conducting surveillance of political opponents and engaging in other activities that could put Americans at risk.”
US officials have been warning about Iran’s network of spies for years now, citing evidence that the operations were being conducted both inside and outside of Iran and that this could be the cause of terrorist attacks in the Middle East and around the world.
Back in June, European authorities thwarted a terrorist attack by the Iranian Regime in Paris and arrested the two would-be terrorists in Belgium, with the explosives still in their car, before they could cross the border into France.
This plot was arranged by an Iranian diplomat to Vienna, who has subsequently been arrested in Germany where he does not hold diplomatic immunity, and sanctioned by the most senior officials in the Regime.