General Qasem Soleimani's martyrdom doubled Iran's resolve to stand up to US' greed

Sunday, January 5, 2020

President Hassan Rouhani's message of condolences over the martyrdom of the great commander of Islam and Iran, the brave commander of the Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani and a number of his companions is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

The ones who have believed, emigrated and striven in the cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives are greater in rank in the sight of Allah. And it is those who are the attainers. (Holy Quran)

The martyrdom of the great commander of Islam and Iran, the brave commander of the Quds Force Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani and a number of his companions, especially the great warrior Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis by the aggressor, criminal United States caused great grief and sorrow for the entire Iranian nation and regional nations, doubling the resolve of the great Iranian nation and other free peoples of the region to stand up to US' greed and defend Islamic values.

Without a doubt, this cowardly and vicious act is another sign of the United States' frustration, frustration and helplessness in the region and the feeling of hatred on the side of regional states towards this aggressor regime who have violated all human principles and norms and international rights with the most inhumane brutality, recording another stigma on the sordid pages of this country.

I am confident that the flag of dignity and steadfastness of this great martyr will stand tall by the hands of the soldiers of Islam, and the honourable path of self-sacrifice and resistance will continue more powerfully. There is no doubt that the great nation of Iran and the other free nations of the region will take revenge on this horrible crime from criminal America.

Condemning this brutal act and praising the brilliant, unparalleled and everlasting services of this courageous figure of the Iranian history in defending the territorial integrity of the country and combatting terrorism and extremism in the region, I would like to offer my sincerest congratulations and condolences over the great catastrophe to the Supreme Leader and the Commander in Chief, entire Iranian nation, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, his comrades and companions, and especially his respectful family, and I pray to the Almighty for highest levels for this great martyr and his companions.

Hassan Rouhani
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran