Baqeri warns Soleimani's death will be avenged, never forgotten
The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri warned on the third anniversary of the assassination of Martyr Lt. General Qassem Soleimani that his death will be avenged.
Commemorating the third anniversary of Martyr Lt. General Qassem Soleimani the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri reminded the criminals that had cowardly assassinated him that his murder will be avenged.
“Revenge against the masterminds and perpetrators of General Soleimani’s assassination will never be removed from the agenda of the youths of the Muslim world and his devotees across the world,” Major General Baqeri said, adding that those who authorized his assassination will live their "disgraceful lives in fear of the day of revenge."
As reported by Press TV, Baqeri stated that those who had committed their "evil plot" thought that they eliminated “biggest obstacle in the way of their arrogant and expansionist goals in the geography of the Muslim world.”
However, the Chief reaffirmed that the enemy was mistaken, and that the martyrdom of the “hero of resistance” has paved the way for freedom-seekers to continue on his path.
The murderers of “our national hero,” Baqeri noted "will be tossed into the dustbin of history after their crime is avenged."
Soleimani's assassination legal case is being blocked by US officials
The US and the West have been obstructing the judicial case pertaining to General Qassem Soleimani's martyrdom, according to a statement made by Iran's Foreign Minister earlier on Sunday.
In a TV interview commemorating Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani's third martyrdom anniversary, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian noted that "unfortunately, both the Americans and some other western countries are creating obstacles in the way of judiciary procedure, but the Islamic Republic of Iran, too, is not hand-tied."
Amir-Abdollahian noted that Iran pursued the legal judicial process in which it made clear, through a letter, that the US government is responsible for the assassination of Soleimani.
Additionally, the Foreign Minister explained that Tehran has also taken other steps, such as adding "the names of 60 US officials who were involved in that assassination, in the Islamic Republic of Iran's Black List of Terrorists, and in recent Vienna negotiations to terminate the sanctions, too, one of the US demands was removing those 60 people from that list."
According to Amir-Abdollahian, the Americans also urged the mediators during the JCPOA talks to inform the Iranian officials that they all had bodyguards and escorts to safeguard their security, which comes at a considerable financial expense, particularly in their trips across the world.
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