TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the US that Iran and other regional nations will exact revenge for the assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani.
In a statement of Friday morning, Rouhani said the assassination of General Soleimani and a number of his entourage, including the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, by the “criminal and aggressive US” has broken the hearts of the Iranian nation and other regional nations.
The president added that the assassination has strengthened the resolve of Iran and other freedom-seeking nations to stand against the US’ excessive demands and safeguard the Islamic values.
“Undoubtedly, such a villainous and cowardly measure is another sign of the US’ frustration and incapability in the region and signifies regional nations’ aversion to this aggressive regime,” the president stated.
Rouhani said the US has violated all principles and norms of humanitarian and international law in the most inhumane and brutal manner by assassinating General Soleimani.
The glorious path of altruism and resistance will continue more vigorously, the president said, stressing that the great Iranian nation and other freedom-seeking regional nations will undoubtedly take revenge for such an abhorrent crime committed by the criminal US.
Condemning the barbaric crime by the United States, Rouhani paid tribute to General Soleimani for his efforts to protect Iran’s territorial integrity and fight against terrorism and extremism in the region.
The White House and the Pentagon confirmed the assassination of General Soleimani in Iraq, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of US President Donald Trump.