In a statement aired on Channel 3, Iran TV, on January 3, 2020, IRGC Deputy Commander for Coordination General Mohammad Reza Naqdi issued a warning to the White House: either the U.S. withdraw its military forces from the “Islamic region” or it must “order coffins for its soldiers.” He continued to warn the “Zionist regime”, saying that they must go back to the “European countries from which they came” or suffer a “decisive blow from the Islamic nation.” He concluded by saying that Iran does not want bloodshed, however, “the choice is theirs." General Naqdi spoke in the city Aoveyzeh in Khuzestan Province.
Mohammad Reza Naqdi: Either the White House starts today to wrap up its military bases in the Islamic region, or it should go to the market and order coffins for its soldiers. As for the Zionist regime, they should pack up and go back to the European countries from which they came, or they can wait for a decisive blow from the Islamic nation. The choice is theirs. We don’t want bloodshed. They should make their choice.