The Quds Force is considered as one of the most powerful security agencies in the Middle East. Although the Quds Force has received a lot of media attention, very little is known about this very powerful and secretive Iranian agency.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has five units including the Quds Force which is responsible for extraterritorial operations. The Quds Force global activities include, conducting covert diplomacy, providing training, arms, and financial support to groups and organizations, gathering tactical intelligence and facilitating some of Iran’s provisions of humanitarian and economic support to Islamic causes.
According to a British official “It combines the functions of MI6, the SAS, and DfID, it is Iran’s long arm – everywhere.” Fanack reports.
“As a soldier, it is my duty to respond to your threats, It is not in our president’s dignity to respond to you. Come. We are ready!
You will start this war but we will be the ones to impose its end. Therefore, you have to be careful about insulting the Iranian people and the president of our republic.
You know our power in the region and our capabilities in asymmetric war. We will act and we will work.” ~ Major-General Qassem Suleimani – commander of the special forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard
The head of Iran’s Quds Forces responded to President Donald Trump‘s threats in a speech on Thursday, saying if the US started a war Iran would “destroy all that you possess”.
Major-General Qassem Suleimani – commander of the special forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard – warned the United States not to start a conflict, replying to comments made by Trump earlier this week in which he threatened Iran, Al-Jazeera reports.
Suleimani is one of Iran’s top military commanders, leading the elite Quds force responsible for secret military operations outside of Iran.
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