Mar. 18 – In a meeting broadcasted on Iranian state television, President Hassan Rouhani riaffirmed that Iran has responded and will respond to America’s murder of the Revolutionary Guards commander Major-General Qassem Soleimani, killed in a U.S. drone raid in Iraq last January.
“They assassinated our great commander. We have responded to that act and will respond to it”, Rouhani said during his speech.
Qassem Soleimani was the leader of the Revolutionary Guards’ Force. He had a fundamental role in expanding Iran’s influence in the Middle East and was considered as the second most powerful figure in Iran, just after the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.