RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in the Iraqi city of Najaf’s Fatimah al-Kubra Husayniyah, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Sadruddin al-Qubanchi said that with the assassination of Qasem Soleymani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and their companions, the world has entered a new phase and United States has waged a widespread war through this crime.
The Iraqi Shi’ah scholar continued, “The American military must wait for the powerful blows of the Popular Mobilization Forces and from now on they will not even find a place to sleep in Iraq.”
He continued, “Everyone saw how the blood of Iranians and Iraqis mixed together with the martyrdom of Major General Soleymani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and their companions in the land of Imam al-Husayn.”
Hujjat al-Islam al-Qubanchi noted, “Patience and diplomatic relations are essential to achieving goals but martyrdom is the only way to ensure that all the requirements are met to meet the goals.”
His Eminence added that the assassination of Major General Soleymani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and their companions is an outright violation of all international law, a crime which is in fact a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.
He added, “I express my condolences to the people of Iran and Iraq, and I emphasize that Major General Soleymani was the number one planner of the Iraqi army’s final victory over Daesh and that the Iraqi people will remain loyal to those who stood by them.”
On the morning of Friday, January 3rd, it was reported that Major General Qasem Soleymani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces, have been killed in American airstrikes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
This was confirmed by the IRGC hours after news was reported of an explosion and that rocket fire had hit two cars near Baghdad airport.
In a statement issued by the IRGC said, “The proud commander of Islam, Haj Qasem Soleymani, was killed in an attack by American helicopters today after a long lifetime of struggling.”
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