Three years on, Iran vows revenge for commander slain by US

SpaceWar.com reports: “The killing of a top Iranian general three years ago in a US drone strike will be avenged, President Ebrahim Raisi vowed on Tuesday at a commemoration attended by thousands.

Then-US president Donald Trump ordered the strike which assassinated General Qassem Soleimani, 62, on January 3, 2020.

Soleimani commanded the Quds Force, the foreign operations arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, and has been lionised by Iranian authorities. He was one of the country’s most popular public figures, who spearheaded Iran’s Middle East operations and was seen as a hero of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.

‘We have not forgotten and will not forget the blood of martyr Soleimani,’ Raisi said at Tehran’s Grand Mosalla mosque, where the throng waved Iranian flags and held pictures of the slain commander.

The ‘murderers and perpetrators’ of his killing should know that ‘revenge for the blood of martyr Soleimani is certain and they will not sleep easily’, he added…”

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