Ayatollah Khamenei and Iran’s DefMin vow revenge for Soleimani’s assassination

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stated on Friday those who assassinated Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force Major General Qassem Soleimani must await a tough revenge.

Ayatollah Khamenei said in a statement on Friday that the “cruelest people on earth” assassinated the “honorable” commander who “courageously fought for years against the evils and bandits of the world”.

His demise will not stop his mission, but the criminals who have the blood of General Soleimani and other martyrs of the attack on their hands must await a tough revenge, the Leader added.

The Leader noted that all the friends and foes must know that the Resistance movement’s struggle will continue more strongly, and a definite victory awaits those who fight on this auspicious path.

“The demise of our selfless and dear general is bitter, but the continued fight and achievement of the final victory will make life bitterer for the murderers and criminals,” he stressed.

Also, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami vowed revenge from those behind the horrendous crime of assassination of commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.

Expressing condolences over the martyrdom of the IRGC’s top commander, Hatami said in a message, “Undoubtedly, the crime once again firmly disclosed the evil nature of the US and proved its support for terrorists in the region and Iraq.”

The defense minister added that those whose masterminded the terrorist act and those who carried it out will face a crushing response.

The Pentagon has announced that President Donald Trump authorized a US military strike near Baghdad’s airport which resulted in the martyrdom of General Soleimani.