Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iran will continue down the path of resistance that his predecessor, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, pursued prior to his assassination by the United States.
“We will continue down the path of Martyr Soleimani with honor and pride, and will stand against the oppressors of the world,” Brigadier General Esmaeil Qa’ani said Tuesday at a conference in Tehran on Iran’s legal and international claims related to the eight-year Iraqi war on Iran during the 1980s.
“The path of resistance is growing stronger every day, contrary to the situation of the Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that of the Zionist regime, which has been building a wall around itself for security,” he added.
General Soleimani, the former commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force, was assassinated along with his Iraqi trench mate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Units, in a US drone strike ordered by ex-president Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.
Both commanders were highly popular because of the key role they played in eliminating the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.