0522 GMT September 29, 2022
“We will not allow the blood of these innocent people to be wasted,” Mohseni-Ejei said on Monday, blaming the US and the Israeli regime for the terrorist crimes, Press TV reported.
On January 3, 2020, the US military conducted an air operation at the order of former president Donald Trump to assassinate Lieutenant General Soleimani. The attack near Baghdad International Airport killed the popular anti-terror commander and his companions, including Deputy Commander of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
Iranian officials have on several occasions vowed to avenge the assassination of the two top commanders, as well as the killing of its top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
As part of its retaliation, Iran launched a volley of ballistic missiles at the Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq’s western province of Anbar on January 8, 2020, as a result of which 110 US troops were diagnosed with “traumatic brain injuries”.
Iran has denounced the assassinations as “state terrorism” and vowed to end the American presence in the region as the ultimate act of revenge, while urging neighboring Iraq to expel the US forces from the country.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Mohseni-Ejei said the US, the Israeli regime and their agents are mounting crimes against humanity in various forms across the world, adding they have committed vicious acts against the world’s freedom-seeking nations throughout history, particularly in recent decades.