Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said the martyrdom of late commander Lt. General Qassem Suleimani has made the US and the Zionist regime unsteady.
In comments at a cultural ceremony in Kerman on Tuesday, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri paid tribute to General Suleimani for his bravery and wisdom in the battlefield and his prudence in the diplomatic arena.
He said the martyrdom of General Soleimani has resulted in the shakiness of the Americans and Zionists.
Reaffirming the Iranian military forces’ determination to follow the legacy of General Soleimani, the commander said Iranians will never back off from pursuing the aspirations of the Islamic Revolution.
General Suleimani and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) were targeted along with their companions on January 3, 2020, in a terrorist drone strike authorized by Trump near Baghdad International Airport.
Five days later, in a military operation codenamed Operation Martyr Suleimani, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched a volley of ballistic missiles at the Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq’s western province of Anbar and at another airbase in Erbil in the Kurdistan Region. Over 100 American troops were later diagnosed with “traumatic brain injuries” in Ain al-Asad.
Iran has called Suleimani’s assassination state terrorism and vowed to put an end to the US military’s presence in the region as its ultimate revenge, while urging neighboring Iraq to expel US forces from the Arab country’s soil. The Islamic Republic has also pledged to bring all the perpetrators, first and foremost Trump, to justice.
In recent days, people in Iran, Iraq, and elsewhere have been attending events marking the second anniversary of the two commanders’ martyrdom.
Source: Iranian media