Downplaying the American threat of a response 1,000 times greater in magnitude, the IRGC commander said hundreds of Iranian missiles had been prepared to "devastate" the United States targets in a possible confrontation after the retaliatory strike on the USA airbase of Ain al-Assad in Iraq in January.
It also said that while Khamenei has forbidden serious military action, he has allowed extensive cyber activity and hacking attempts against USA targets.
He shrugged off the U.S. president's recent threat of military action against Iran, saying that a "decisive, serious and real" revenge for the assassination of Lieutenant General Soleimani would be taken in an honorable, fair and just manner.
"Do you think we will hit a female ambassador in South Africa in revenge for the murder of General Soleimani", General Salami asked rhetorically.
A USA media report, quoting unnamed officials, earlier this week said that Iran was planning to kill the US ambassador to South Africa ahead of the US presidential election in November.
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The president's warning came as a response to a report that Iran was planning to slaughter the US ambassador to South Africa in retaliation for Soleimani's killing at Baghdad's airport at the commencement of the year.
Iran-US relations have been deteriorating steadily since Trump unilaterally withdrew from an worldwide nuclear accord signed between Iran and world powers.
"Americans should know that we will target anyone who has had a role in the cowardly assassination of General Soleimani, and this is a serious warning", Salami said.
In a statement, spokesperson of the State Security Agency Mava Scott said there is no evidence that Iran is plotting to kill the USA envoy. We do prove everything in practice'.
This week, Trump warned that Washington would harshly respond to any Iranian attempts to take revenge for the death of Soleimani, tweeting that "if they hit us in any way, any form, written instructions already done we're going to hit them 1000 times harder". "Mr. Trump, do not doubt our revenge, because it is quite definite and serious", Gen. Soleimani said at the joint morning ceremony of the General Staff of the IRGC.
Tehran has continued to expand its stockpile of enriched uranium and pressured other nations to offset the harm of USA sanctions, while insisting it does not want to develop a nuclear weapon.