Iran's President said that the United States' feet must be cut off in the Middle East as the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) launched a missile attack at the US airbase in Ain al-Assad in Iraq.

Iran Press/Iran news: Speaking at the session of the cabinet on Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani described the Americans’ martyring of lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani and his companions in Iraq against all international regulations and norms and an international terrorism and crime, saying, "The Americans failed to achieve their goals by this criminal act.”

"I believe that the US must receive its main response from regional peoples; they cut off our dear General Soleimani’s hand, and the response will be to cut America’s leg off the region,” he added according to the President official website. 

Rouhani said that we are witnessing very important developments in Iran, region and the world since last week, adding, "With their criminal act in Baghdad, America martyred a major, great Iranian commander, who was the guest of the Iraqi government and people, against all international regulations.”

There is no doubt that the US had goals by this act, he said, adding, "They were after sowing discord inside Iran, creating fear and division in the region and distance between the Iraqi government and people and the Iranian government and people, as well as affecting regional dynamics and efforts that were directed towards full liberation of the region from terrorists, which they failed to do so.”

“Of course, it is possible that this action was because of the internal issues and complications in the US and the White House, which will yield opposite results with the awareness of the American people and the public opinions of the world,” he said.

Referring to decisive responses that the US has received until today, the President said, "The first response was the big presence of the people of Iraq in Baghdad, Karbala, Najaf, Basra and other cities of this country.”

“This proved that the people of Iran and Iraq are on the same route and jihadist commanders of these two nations are on the same path,” said Rouhani.

He also described the Iraqi parliament’s ruling of expelling American troops from the country as another response to the US’ criminal act, saying, "The Parliament of Iraq courageously paved the path for the permanent expelling of US from Iraq and the region in the future.”

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also went on to say, "America thought that they could create division in Iraq by killing General Soleimani, but on the contrary, Iraq became more united and stood against the US unanimously.” 101

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