US assassination of Iran's top general raises "hatred" in global opinion: Tehran

Xinhua , Sunday 2 Jan 2022

Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that the US assassination of the country's top general two years ago has raised "hatred" in global opinion.

Qassem Soleimani
File photo: Senior Revolutionary Guard commander General Qassem Soleimani attends a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (not seen) and Revolutionary Guard commanders in Tehran, Iran. AP

"The world's reactions to the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani were that all nations have strongly despised the US bullying and hegemonic policies," the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on its Twitter account.

"If the US officials failed to see the images of hatred on the streets of the countries worldwide, they are puppet of their own media empire," the ministry added.

A US airstrike on Jan. 3, 2020 killed Soleimani, former commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, along with an Iraqi militia commander, near the Baghdad International Airport.

Tehran Prosecutor General Ali Qasi Mehr said earlier that Iran had filed a case with the Interpol to arrest a number of US political and military officials "who were involved in the assassination of Soleimani."  

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