“Those involved in Gen. Soleimani’s killing shall be punished”: Ayatollah Khamenei

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

16th Dec, 2020. 08:55 pm
Ayatollah Khamenei General Qassem Soleimani

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has on Wednesday said that revenge is sure for those who ordered the assassination of Shaheed General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S drone strike near Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020.

Ahead of the martyrdom anniversary of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, the family of the late General met with Ayatollah Khamenei in Tehran on Wednesday.

“Those who ordered the murder of General Soleimani, as well as those who carried this out, should be punished. This revenge will certainly happen at the right time,” said the Iranian leader.

“Millions attending Martyrs Soleimani and Abu Mahdi’s funerals in Iraq and Iran was the first severe slap to the US. But the worse one is overcoming the hegemony of arrogance and expelling the US from the region. Of course, revenge will be taken on those who ordered it and the murderers,” Khamenei noted.

“Martyr Soleimani defeated the front of arrogance both during his life and with his martyrdom. The US president said they spent 7 billion dollars in the region without achieving anything. The US failed to achieve its goals in Syria and Iraq. The hero behind this major task is General Soleimani.”

“The martyrdom of General Soleimani is a historic incident. He is a national hero for Iranians and the Islamic nation. That’s why Iranians from different backgrounds -even those least expected- honour him. He was the one who promoted the model of resistance among Islamic nations,” he said.

“You witnessed what Trump’s America and Obama’s America did to you.”

“Enmities are not limited to Trump’s America and will not end just because he has left office,” Khamenei added.

The Iranian leader said more, “Do not trust the enemy, this is my explicit advice.”

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