Iran's Ministry of Intelligence in a statement regarding the martyrdom of lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani declared that US terrorists will be punished for their actions.

Iran PressIran news: The Ministry of Intelligence in a statement on the occasion of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani martyrdom, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force, said: "US terrorists will be punished for their actions."

Martyr Lieutenant General Soleimani was assassinated along with several senior members of Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) on Friday Morning 3 January at Baghdad International airport.

Iran's Ministry of Intelligence, noting that the honorable martyrdom of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani in the hands of criminal US terrorists will certainly not go unanswered, asserted: "the world arrogance with this brutal heinous crime has clearly made its support for the terrorists who have claimed the lives of many in the Islamic world."

The statement of Iranian Ministry of Intelligence asserts: "the US and its allies must bear in mind that with spilling blood of the martyrs of Iran and Iraq who had no other role to play other than fighting and containing ISIS and terrorism, a heavenly unity and alliance between the two nations of Iran and Iraq has been made in an unstoppable way."

The statement concluded: "The Islamic Resistance Front will cut off the filthy hands of the aggressors who are responsible for the blood of innocents and the oppressed of the world."

Lieutenant General Soleimani was awarded by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as the first Iranian military official to hold Iran’s highest military order, the Order of Zulfaqar after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Lieutenant General Soleimani has been named in the list of top Global Thinkers in the defense and security in Foreign Policy (FP)’s 2019. 

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