Iranian people will punch US Secretary of State in the mouth: Revolutionary Guards commander

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivering remarks on the Trump administration's Iran policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, US, on May 21, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIRUT (REUTERS) - The Iranian people will punch the US Secretary of State in the mouth in response to a new American plan to pressure Iran, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday (May 22).

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes that would effectively force it to reverse the recent spread of its military and political influence through the Middle East to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

"The people of Iran should stand united in the face of this and they will deliver a strong punch to the mouth of the American Secretary of State and anyone who backs them," Ismail Kowsari, the deputy commander of the Sarollah Revolutionary Guards base in Teheran, said on Tuesday, according to the Iranian Labour News Agency.

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