TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria’s National Security chief Major General Ali Mamlouk offered his country’s deep condolences to the Iranian nation and government over the assassination of IRGC Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani by the US in Iraq.
In a meeting with Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani in Tehran on Sunday, relayed the deepest condolences of President Bashar al-Assad to the leadership, government, and people of Iran over the martyrdom of General Qassem Soleimani.
In a message to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Friday, Assad expressed his and “the Arab people of Syria’s warmest condolences” to the Leader and the Iranian nation over the assassination.
Describing the assassination of Soleimani as a “criminal act” serving “Zionist and imperialist designs,” Assad said his martyrdom would strengthen the will of the resistance axis.
General Soleimani, the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi, and a number of their entourage were killed in a strike by American drones near Baghdad International Airport in the early hours of Friday.
The White House and the Pentagon confirmed the assassination of General Soleimani in Iraq, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of Trump.
In a message on Friday morning, the Leader warned that harsh revenge awaits the criminals behind the martyrdom of General Soleimani.
Ayatollah Khamenei also reminded all friends and enemies of the Iranian general that the resistance path will continue vigorously, stressing that continued battle and ultimate victory will disappoint the murderers and criminals.