Soleimani: The Muslim Nation Will Revenge Against Trump – President Raisi


Iran vows revenge unless Trump tried for Soleimani killing
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi vowed revenge against
Donald Trump if the former US president is not tried over
the killing of Qassem Soleimani, as Tehran marked two
years since the commander’s death.
“The aggressor and the main assassin, the then president
of the United States, must face justice and retribution,”
Raisi said.
“It would be ok if the trial of Mr Trump, (former secretary
of State Mike) Pompeo and other criminals was held in a
fair court where their horrible crimes were addressed and
they faced justice for their actions,” he added.
“Otherwise, I will tell all US leaders that without a doubt
the hand of revenge will emerge from the sleeve of the
Muslim nation.”
Raisi was addressing thousands at Tehran’s biggest prayer
hall, at Iran’s main event to mark Soleimani’s death
anniversary during a week of commemorations.
Participants held national flags and portraits of the slain
commander, state TV showed.
Raisi called Soleimani a symbol of the Iranian revolution
and of “bravery and rationality”.
Soleimani, former commander of the Quds’ force, the
foreign operations’ arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, was
killed along with his Iraqi lieutenant Abu Mahdi al-
Muhandis, in a US drone strike near Bagdad’s airport on
January 3, 2020.
Five days later, Iran retaliated by firing missiles at a US
airbase in Ain al-Assad housing American troops in Iraq,
and another near Arbil in the north.
No US troops were killed in those strikes but Washington
said dozens suffered traumatic brain injuries from the
Trump said at the time he had ordered the drone strike in
response to a number of attacks on US interests in Iraq,
and with more expected.
Iran’s foreign ministry said in a Twitter post on Friday that
“the current US government bears definitive international
responsibility for this crime”.