Speaking in a press conference on Tuesday, Rabiyee referred to the Holy Defense years (1980-1988) during which the Iranian nation, under the wise leadership of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic didn’t let the Regime of Saddam Hussein to conquer even a single part Iran.
The Iranian government spokesman also maintained that the Iranian people’s complying with the guidelines of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei is a key element in the fight against the US regime's economic war.
Rabiyee added that the history of Iran shows that resisting coercion and aggression is part of the Iranian culture and today, the Iranian nation is resisting US bullying.
He reiterated that Iran achieved the result of the resistance in the UN Security Council's meeting in which the United States became isolated at the international level.
Stressing that hostility of the Saddam Regime and the US Regime to the Islamic Republic of Iran are no different, the government spokesman highlighted that Saddam tore up the 1975 Algiers Agreement in front of the cameras, and today Trump is doing the same thing with the JCPOA agreement.
He said that during those days Saddam assassinated Iran's commander Ali Sayyad Shirazi in revenge for his failure in the Iraqi imposed war (1980-88 Iraq-Iran War), adding that today, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani was assassinated in revenge for defeating ISIS terrorist groups.
Also, last Tuesday, Rabiyee said the US has made the biggest strategic mistake by assassinating General Soleimani, and underlined once again that Tehran will give a strong response to the terror attack.
“The assassination of our martyred General who was the General of peace in the region and symbol of fight against terrorism is a stain (on the face of the US) that cannot be cleaned,” Rabiyee told reporters in a press conference in Tehran.
He referred to the recent remarks by US President Donald Trump on his twitter page that has threatened to strike Iran “1000 times greater in magnitude” following a false report of the American media on alleged Iran plan to assassinate a US diplomat, and said, “I regret that the president of a country which claims to be able to manage the world and establish global order makes rapid, ordered and distorted opinion based on such a weak basis.”
“The US has made its biggest strategic mistake and it cannot conceal its crime through such moves. Anyway, any strategic mistake by the US will face Iran’s firm response,” Rabiyee said.
Lieutenant General Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike on Baghdad International Airport in Iraq on January 3.
The airstrike also martyred Deputy Commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The two were martyred in an American airstrike that targeted their vehicle on the road to the airport.
Five Iranian and five Iraqi military men were martyred by the missiles fired by the US drone at Baghdad International Airport.
On January 8, the IRGC Aerospace Force started heavy ballistic missile attacks on US Ein Al-Assad airbase in Southwestern Iraq near the border with Syria and a US operated airbase in Erbil in retaliation for the US assassination of General Soleimani.
Ein Al-Assad is an airbase with a 4km runway at 188m altitude from sea levels, which is the main and the largest US airbase in Iraq. Early reports said the radar systems and missile defense shields in Ein Al-Assad failed to operate and intercept the Iranian missiles. Unofficial reports said the US army's central radar systems at Ein Al-Assad had been jammed by electronic warfare.
The second IRGC reprisal attack targeted a US military base near Erbil airport in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in the second leg of "Martyr Soleimani" reprisal operation.
Iraq said the attacks had not taken any toll from its army men stationed at these two bases. The US army had blocked entrance into Ein Al-Assad to everyone, including the Iraqi army.
It was the first direct attack on the US army ever since world war two.
The IRGC officials said none of the missiles had been intercepted.
Meantime, Iran announced in late June that it had issued arrest warrants for 36 officials of the US and other countries who have been involved in the assassination of the martyred General Soleimani.
"36 individuals who have been involved or ordered the assassination of Hajj Qassem, including the political and military officials of the US and other governments, have been identified and arrest warrants have been issued for them by the judiciary officials and red alerts have also been issued for them via the Interpol," Prosecutor-General of Tehran Ali Alqasi Mehr said.
He said that the prosecuted individuals are accused of murder and terrorist action, adding that US President Donald Trump stands at the top of the list and will be prosecuted as soon as he stands down presidency after his term ends.