Qassem Soleimani, assassinated by the US, was a hero who fought ISIS, Ebrahim Raisi says
In his first interview to worldwide tv, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi informed RT he sincerely meant what he stated concerning the killers of Normal Qassem Soleimani having to face a correct worldwide trial, calling the slain basic a hero of the whole Muslim world for preventing towards Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS) terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
“Soleimani not solely belonged to the individuals of Iran, he belonged to the Muslim group,” Raisi informed RT’s Murad Gazdiev in an unique interview that aired on Thursday. “All individuals, each Muslims and non-Muslims, after all, have nice respect for his work, as a result of they know that he was in a position to save individuals from the assaults of the enemies of humanity, specifically [ISIS] and Takfiri factions,” he added, utilizing the Arabic time period for heretics from Islam.
Soleimani’s service in Syria and Iraq “was geared toward preventing terrorism. He was there to save lots of individuals’s lives. Everybody on the planet is aware of this,” Raisi stated. “Due to this fact, Qassem Soleimani is a hero.”
The overall, who commanded the Quds Pressure of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was visiting Baghdad in January 2020 when he was assassinated by a US drone strike. In retaliation, Iran fired missiles at a number of navy bases in Iraq internet hosting US troops. On the second anniversary of Soleimani’s dying, Raisi stated Iran would actual “revenge” except these accountable face a global tribunal.
“The one who commits such a terrific crime and confesses to this crime, naturally, needs to be punished in court docket,” Raisi informed RT. “The promise to guard the oppressed and punish the oppressors is, after all, a honest promise, and it’ll actually be stored.”
Elected president of Iran in 2021, Raisi beforehand served as lawyer basic and chief justice of the Islamic Republic.