Defense minister vows revenge for assassination of Major Soleimani assassination

Tehran, Jan 3, IRNA –Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami in a message expressed condolences over the Martyrdom of the commander of the IRGC's Quds Forces Major General Qasem Soleimani and vowed revenge from those behind this horrendous crime.

Undoubtedly, Hatami said in a message, the crime once again firmly disclosed the evil nature of the US and proved its support for terrorists in the region and Iraq.

He said those whose masterminded the terrorist act and those who carried it out will face a crushing response.

He also condoled with Supreme Leader, IRGC family and family of General Soleimani.

Meanwhile earlier, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said harsh and severe revenge is awaiting the criminals.

The martyred IRGC commander and the acting commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) - known as the Hash al-Shaabi- Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandes, who were separately leaving Baghdad airport in two cars were targeted and assassinated.Al-Mohandes were separately leaving Baghdad airport in two cars early Friday morning when they were targeted and assassinated.

Iraqi media said the US helicopters targeted both cars.

The assassination stands at top of news in Iraq, the region and the whole world.

The IRGC confirmed the martyrdom of the great commander in a statement.


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