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Ashura 2020


General Soleimani’s Martyrdom the Driving Engine of Resistance’s Power - IRGC Chief

General Soleimani’s Martyrdom the Driving Engine of Resistance’s Power - IRGC Chief
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By Staff, Agencies

Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps [IRGC] Major General Hossein Salami said taking revenge on the assassins of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani become an aspiration of Iran.

In remarks at the opening of an exhibition in Tehran on Tuesday, Major General Salami said the enemies hold the mistaken belief that martyrdom of great Iranian figures would halt the Islamic Revolution’s progress.

“Martyrdom is the driving engine of the resistance’s power and defense of the great Iranian nation and other Muslim nations,” Salami said.

The IRGC Chief further added that the bright path initiated by General Soleimani continues to develop more rapidly after his martyrdom. “Revenge for the blood of martyr Soleimani has become an aspiration. We move ahead with aspirations.”

The IRGC commander said Iran will not only take revenge for the American assassination of Lt. General Soleimani, but also will accomplish the mission to liberate al-Quds and expel the enemies of Islam from Muslim countries.

In a meeting with Iraq’s prime minister in July, Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei warned the United States that Iran will definitely reciprocate the assassination of Lt. General Soleimani.

Imam Khamenei underlined that the Islamic Republic of Iran will never forget the American assassination of the top commander in Iraq and “it will definitely deal the reciprocal blow to Americans.”

On January 3, a US drone strike near Baghdad International Airport assassinated General Soleimani, former commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps. The attack — that also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units [PMU] anti-terror group, along with several others— came while General Soleimani was on an official visit to the Iraqi capital.