The commander of the Quds Brigade of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (Sepah) indicated that certain people in the U.S. may avenge the assassination of Iran’s top anti-terrorist commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.
“With what you have done, you have created another activity for freedom-seekers all over the world, and it is even possible that some people in your homeland (the U.S.) will … respond to your crime,” Brig. Gen. Esmaeil Qa’ani said Friday.
He made the remarks in an address at a ceremony marking the first anniversary of General Soleimani’s martyrdom.
Gen. Qa’ani went on to say that the path of the Sepah Quds Brigade and the resistance front will not change with the “evil deeds” of the United States.
“Soleimani’s path had a leader. The key to General Soleimani’s greatness was that he always advanced under that leadership. That leadership is still there, and the support for the oppressed will continue,” he noted.
The Quds Brigade commander further cited regional examples to show that the U.S. assassination of General Soleimani had no impact on the resistance front.
“In Palestine, on the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hajj Qassem, a military exercise is taking place in a place where no one would fire a single bullet before. In Lebanon, too, the Zionists have been in terror for the past three months,” he said.
“Today in Syria, almost the entire country has been liberated except for the territory occupied by the criminal U.S. In innocent and powerful Yemen, we see that they are still advancing,” Qa’ani added.
He said the enemies of the Islamic Republic tried for thirty years to target General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and finally the “dirtiest man” was tempted by the Israeli regime and Saudi Arabia and took such an “unwise” step.
“The whole world will definitely condemn you. Those who committed this crime must know that there will be a brave man in the whole world who will be ready to punish the cowards who did this,” he added.
“Trump not immune to administration of justice”
At the same ceremony, Iranian Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi said the enemy must know that life will be very difficult for them from now on and the perpetrators of the assassination will not be safe anywhere in the world.
The US president will not be immune to the administration of justice. The enemy should not believe that the U.S. president could enjoy some margin of safety after ordering the crime, he added.
He further noted that the enemy must expect Iran’s harsh revenge. “The time and place [of revenge] will be determined by the resistance forces,” he noted.
The judiciary chief said the final expulsion of Americans from the region will be one of the manifestations of the harsh revenge.
The commander-in-chief was killed along with his senior Iraqi comrade Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and a number of other resistance fighters in a terrorist attack ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump in January near Baghdad International Airport.
by Basit Abbasi