Khamenei: Soleimani brought new life to Resistance front
The Iranian leader says General Soleimani equipped and revived Resistance against "Israel", the US, and other powers of arrogance.
During a meeting with the family of martyr General Qassem Soleimani and the officials of the General Soleimani Commemoration Ceremonies, Iranian leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei considered that breathing a new spirit into the Resistance front was an outstanding and essential part of Soleimani’s endeavors.
The Iranian leader explained that "by strengthening the physical, spiritual and mental aspects of the Resistance, the General preserved, equipped and revived this everlasting and growing phenomenon against the Zionist regime and the influence of the US and other arrogant countries."
Khamenei pointed out that the testimony of Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah about General Soleimani’s struggles is a great means for understanding the importance of the martyr's work in reviving the Resistance.
Khamenei also pointed to the progress that Palestinians have made in confronting the Israeli occupation, as well as the achievements of the Resistance in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.
"General Soleimani used the experience that he had attained during the period of the Holy Defense as well as the advice of his comrades to strengthen the Resistance by relying on the internal capacities of these same countries," he highlighted.
📹 Martyr #Soleimani breathed new life into the Resistance Front— Khamenei Media (@Khamenei_m) January 1, 2023
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The Iranian leader praised Soleimani’s accomplishments and referred to the manner in which the martyr uprooted the terrorist acts of ISIS, pointing out that General Soleimani had done very well in that test.
Elsewhere, Khamenei expressed his appreciation to the Commander of the IRGC Quds Force, Brigadier General Esmail Qaani, by saying, "Praise God, the void due to the absence of the General [Soleimani] has been filled in many instances."
According to Khamenei, "The Resistance Movement considers itself to be the strategic depth and influence of the Islamic Republic and the wings of Islam, and this Movement will continue moving in this direction."
The Iranian leader considered that the public honoring of General Qassem Soleimani and the voluntary attendance of people in various commemoration ceremonies is a result of the martyr's sincere nature.
Today, Imam Khamenei met with members of the Headquarters for Commemoration of the Martyrdom of General #Soleimani and the General’s family. The Leader’s statements in this meeting will be published in minutes. pic.twitter.com/Z2ywA8D4Pf— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) January 1, 2023
Khamenei also referred to some of martyr Soleimani's personal characteristics, including his courage, faith, sense of responsibility, willingness to take risks, intelligence, and rationality.
"Even though he was involved in complex political issues and undertook great tasks, he was a sincere, honest person. We must all try to produce these qualities within ourselves," Khamenei indicated.
In a related context, Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, head of the special committee in charge of investigating the case of the murder of martyr Soleimani, revealed on Saturday that Iran is in the final stages of releasing an official indictment on the case.
"In the criminal aspect, the indictment related to this case is nearing its final stages and we hope that it will reach good result," Kadkhodaei indicated.
On January 3, 2020, the US carried out a drone strike authorized by former US President Donald Trump targeting a car carrying the commander of the Quds Force of the IRGC General Qassem Soleimani, and the second-in-command of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis.
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