On Friday morning, the United states Military confirmed that the General commander of Iran’s Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani was killed in a United States drone strike ordered by President Donald Trump.
Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force unit, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), were among those killed in the attack at Baghdad International Airport early Friday morning.
Republicans have praised Trump for his actions saying he acted in the best interest of American lives while Democrats have criticized Trump’s actions saying more Americans lives have been put in danger by the action as Iran will surely retaliate.
Soleimani’s killing is significant as he is regarded as a hero in Iran and the Iranian government has declared three days of mourning for the killed general.
The US has placed it’s Baghdad Embassy on shutdown and ordered Americans in Iraq to evacuate Iraq.
Following the killing of Mr Suleiman, the president of the Islamic republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani has said, his country will take revenge.
“The flag of General Soleimani in defense of the country’s territorial integrity and the fight against terrorism and extremism in the region will be raised, and the path of resistance to US excesses will continue. The great nation of Iran will take revenge for this heinous crime.”- he said
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites have condemned the killing of Iranian top general and Guards Commander Quaseem Soleimani and Iraqi Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in a US airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump.
In a statement signed by IMN’s Media Forum President, Ibrahim Musa, the Nigerian Islamic group alleged that the drone strike specially ordered by President Trump placed the world on the edge of a very destructive war.
The statement reads in part;
“The Islamic Movement sends condolences to both the leaders and peoples of Iran and Iraq for these colossal loses, and share their grief at this trying moment.
“IMN received the very sad news of the killing of General Qassem Soleimani, Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Soleimani and the Iraqi Commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in US airstrike at Baghdad international airport today. We strongly condemned this provocative airstrike ordered by President Trump.
“The US killing of Soleimani is a ‘declaration of war’ on Iran, which has now dangerously made the world on the edge of a very destructive war. For quite some time now, President Trump has been looking for ways to drag the Iranian nation to a senseless war.
“However the US killers, God willing, will not be able to achieve any of their goals with this great crime. Rather, all of Hajj Qassem’s goals will be accomplished by the greatness of his soul and blood.
“This will be accomplished by his brothers, children, and students from resistance men and mujahideen from all the peoples of the world that reject humiliation and submission to the tyrants of this century.
“Indeed Hajj Soleimani will forever be remembered because he led the destruction of the murderous ISIS terrorism that the genocidal US regime created, trained, armed and sustained.
“He was an enigmatic General who led from the front lines, and was an active supporter of the Palestinian freedom cause.
“He was an ardent anti-imperialist who gave the United States of America and their stooges in the region sleepless nights both in terms of ideas, and more importantly at the battle fronts that they prompted.
“The Islamic Movement sends condolences to both the leaders and peoples of Iran and Iraq for these colossal loses, and shares their grief at this trying moment.
“Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Imam of our time Imam Mahdi (ATFS), the supreme leader Imam Khamenei and Ayatollah Sayyed Sistani for the Martyrdom of Hajj Qasim Soleimani and Hajj Abu Mahdi AlMohandis and all the Martyrs. Inna Lillah Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajioon.”