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Qassem Soleimani who was murdered by the US was a hero who fought ISIS, says Ebrahim Raisi

In his first international television interview, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi told RT that he sincerely meant what he said about the assassins of General Qassem Soleimani facing a full international trial, calling the slain general a hero of the whole Muslim world for having fought against Islam. State terrorists (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq and Syria.

“Soleimani didn’t just belong to the Iranian people, he belonged to the Muslim community,” Raisi told RT’s Murad Gazdiev in an exclusive interview that aired on Thursday. “All people, Muslims and non-Muslims, of course have great respect for his work, because they know that he was able to save people from the attacks of the enemies of humanity, namely [ISIS] and the Takfiri factions,” he added, using the Arabic term for heretics of Islam.

Soleimani’s service in Syria and Iraq was aimed at combating terrorism. He was there to save people’s lives. Everyone in the world knows it,” said Raisi. “Therefore, Qassem Soleimani is a hero.”


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The general, who commanded the Quds Force 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 several military bases in Iraq housing US troops. On the second anniversary of Soleimani’s death, Raisi said Iran would demand “revenge” unless those responsible are brought before an international tribunal.

“Whoever commits such a great crime and confesses to this crime, naturally, should be punished in court,” Raisi told RT. “The promise to protect the oppressed and punish the oppressors is, of course, a sincere promise, and it will certainly be kept.”

Elected president of Iran in 2021, Raisi previously served as attorney general and chief justice of the Islamic Republic.

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