During a hearing of the US House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, October 26, a number of hard-line American officials urged the US Administration to launch covert action against Iran or even “kill” some Iranian authorities.
“I’m saying we put our hand around their throat right now in every interest they have,” retired US Army general Jack Keane told the House hearing.
In an interview with the US: Close Up, Deputy Head of Iran’s Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff Brigadier General Seyyed Masoud Jazayeri said, “If the US does not apologize, it will [be the one to sustain] harm.”
Jazayeri said it is surprising to see some US officials are so ill-informed that they do not know their fellow countrymen are in unstable positions in the region surrounding Iran.
The call for assassinating Iranian officials came after the US accused Iran of involvement in a plot to kill Saudi Ambassador to Washington Adel Al-Jubeir with help from a suspected member of a Mexican drug cartel.
Iran has categorically denied the accusation, saying the recent US plot allegation is a “ludicrous” claim based on the joint US-Israel position against the Tehran.