In Video, IRGC-Affiliated Telegram Channel Threatens To Use Drones To Kill Former President Trump, Top Defense Officials

January 12, 2023

On January 9, 2023, a Telegram channel affiliated with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC), published an animated video threatening to use drones, explosives, and other methods to kill former President Donald Trump and top U.S. defense officials in reprisal for the assassination of former IRGC-Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. Drone Strike on January 3, 2020.

The video featured footage of many current and former officials and images of various weapons (including drones, guns, explosives, syringes, and poison), footage and images from crime scenes, and a caption that reads: "The perpetrators of general Soleimani martyrdom will be punished for their actions. We will determine how and when to punish. Coming soon..." The video ends with an image of the IRGC logo and listed the IRGC's official Telegram handle.

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