Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei's military adviser said Sunday that Tehran will target “military sites” in response to the killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force, in a U.S. drone strike.
"The response for sure will be military and against military sites,” Hossein Dehghan, a former Iranian defense minister, told CNN.
Dehghan also said that Iran “will not be seeking war” after the killing of Soleimani.
"It was America that has started the war. Therefore, they should accept appropriate reactions to their actions. The only thing that can end this period of war is for the Americans to receive a blow that is equal to the blow they have inflicted,” he told the network. “Afterward they should not seek a new cycle."
Dehghan also addressed President Trump’s threat Saturday night to respond to any Iranian retaliation by targeting 52 unspecified Iranian sites, some of them with major cultural significance, calling the president’s tweets “ridiculous and absurd.”