TEHRAN (Monitoring Desk): Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami said on Tuesday that the enemy had a big plan for the region aiming to institutionalize insecurity in the region for decades and centuries.
Brigadier-General Hatami said that Lieutenant-General Soleimani and other Resistance members stood against the plan driving it to failure.
Talking to the press on the sidelines of the inauguration of a gallery to honor late General Soleimani, Hatami said the exhibition shows two issues: the wickedness and the crimes of the enemy indicating they had a big plan for the region.
He added that soldiers of the Resistance could stand up to all the blasphemy, crimes, money and weapons of the enemy with General Soleimani as the commander and with Iran’s military support.
He said that Iran is better-equipped than before and will support its military — the air force, navy, civil defense, missile units, and cyber and electronic units in order to defend the Iranians and the people of countries endeavoring to beef up security so that they can uproot crime and oppression from the world.
Meanwhile, the chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has renewed the pledge to avenge the blood of top anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and continue his path until the liberation of all Muslim territories from enemies.
Speaking on the sidelines of an exhibition in Tehran on Tuesday, Major General Hossein Salami said enemies wrongly believe that the martyrdom of great men would grind the Islamic Revolution to a halt, but the historical realities of the past four decades have shown otherwise.
He said martyrdom is in fact the driving force behind the resistance and defense agenda of Iran and other Muslim nations.
The rule is the same in the case of the martyrdom of General Soleimani, the “great” and “unforgettable” commander, who belonged to the entire Muslim world, Salami added.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) chief said not only will Iran take revenge for the US assassination in January of General Soleimani, but it will also “continue the sacred path of General Soleimani until the end, which is the liberation of al-Quds, the elimination of enemies of Islam and their expulsion from Muslim lands.”
Avenging his blood has “turned into an ideal. We will be pursuing our ideals,” he emphasized.
The US military assassinated General Soleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Quds Force, along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi, and their companions by targeting their vehicles outside Baghdad International Airport on January 3.
The act of terror was carried out under the direction of US President Donald Trump, while General Soleimani was on an official visit to neighboring Iraq.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) chief was echoing Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, who said last month that Iran will never forget Washington’s crime and will definitely serve it with a “counterblow.”
Shortly after the assassination, Ayatollah Khamenei vowed “harsh revenge” against the Americans, with the IRGC launching missile raids on two US bases on Iraqi soil in a “first slap.”