Iran Marks First Anniversary of Martyr Soleimani Assassination
IRAN NEWS NATIONAL DESK
TEHRAN – A ceremony was held on Friday to mark the first anniversary of the martyrdom of Iranian commander, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, who was martyred in a U.S. drone strike in January 2020.
The ceremony was attended by IRGC Quds Force Commander Brigadier General Esmaeil Qa’ani and Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi.
Addressing the ceremony, Hojjatoleslam Raiso said that the enemies wanted ISIS to rule in the region and disarm the resistance and introduce American Islam to the people instead of pure Islam and set the region on fire with sedition and conspiracy, adding that ISIS wanted to divert real Islam but they could not because Martyr Soleimani and the companions of the Quds Force, which created a huge capacity in the region, did not allow this.
“This is the awakening of the region from the pure blood of the martyrs. The martyrs who defended the shrine, whose blood was shed on the ground everywhere,” the senior cleric noted.
He added: “The enemy may place some puppets in power in the region, but the awakening cannot be eliminated. They may make sedition in one region, but eliminating ignorance cannot be ignored. Martyr Soleimani considers the Islamic Republic a sanctuary and believes that if this sanctuary remains, other sanctuaries will not be damaged, but if the sanctuary of the Islamic Republic is damaged, all sanctuaries will be damaged, so he for 40 years is defending the sanctuary that has been established with the name of the implementation of religion and religious teachings.”
The head of the judiciary stated that the ideology of resistance has disrupted the current of domination and arrogance. The resistance has done something that has made the enemy desperate. The assassination of Hajj Qassem is a sign of the desperation of the enemy, not a sign of its superior hand and the resistance has destroyed the think tank of infidelity and atheism.
Ayatollah Raisi stated that Gen. Soleimani generated power in the region and that the power that was created in the region should never be vanished, noting that he was looking for solitude to talk to Imam Reza and ask him for help. One of the characteristics and behavior of Gen. Soleimani was supplication, prayer, and divine conduct.
He added: “The creators of ISIS and al-Qaeda thought that the axis of resistance would weaken with the assassination of the hero of the fight against terrorism in the region and the world, but he received the message that the creators of ISIL could not undermine the resistance by assassinating our commanders and Martyr Soleimani. Today, more than ever, there is an insistence on the enemies in the people of the region, and the spirit of Gen. Soleimani has more than ever fueled and awakened the spirit of resistance in the people of the region.”
The head of the judiciary said: “There are signs of tough revenge, but the enemy must wait for tough revenge. They will see tough revenge, and what they have seen so far has been a manifestation of revenge. The Islamic Ummah itself will determine the time and place of revenge, but the enemy knows that life will be more difficult for him from now on, and the punishment of the masterminds and perpetrators of this crime will be manifestations of tough revenge.”
Hojjatoleslam Raisi noted: “The expulsion of the United States from the region will be the revenge of Hajj Qassem. Nobody assumes that someone in the guise of the U.S. president as a murderer has safety. All those who took part in this assassination will not be safe anywhere on this planet.”
Meanwhile Qa’ani warned that people inside the United States may retaliate the assassination of his predecessor General Soleimani.
Addressing the ceremony to mark the first anniversary of General Soleimani’s assassination, General Qa’ani said “it is possible that some people inside your home (the US) would respond to your crime.”
He said after what the U.S. did, they may find people all around the world who would be ready to take vengeance.
In his Friday remarks, General Qa’ani stressed that the U.S. mischievous acts in the region will not change the Resistance Front’s path.