[Global News reporter Hou Jiaxin ]\" General Suleimani is a unique strategist and politician. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited the family of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps \"Al-Quds Brigade\" and made the remarks on Thursday after the killing of General Sulaimani in a U.S. airstrike, Iranian PressTV reported.
According to the report, Mr Rouhani said General Suleimani was a great military commander who could co-ordinate large-scale operations. Rouhani stressed that General Sulaimani's martyrdom not only grieved the Iranian nation but also those who sought freedom around the world.
When it comes to the success of General Sulaimani, Mr. Rouhani stated that his efforts to ensure national security in Iran and the region were memorable, particularly in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Afghanistan. Mr. Rouhani said that General Sulaimani's success will remain in the history of Iran forever.
After the tragic death of General Sulaimani, the United States quickly claimed responsibility for the incident and accused Sulaimani of planning an \"imminent attack \". Iran has responded strongly. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that \"the most ferocious people on earth\" would kill Sulaimani, the \"international face\" of the resistance to the American movement, and that those whose hands were covered with the blood of Sulaimani and other martyrs would receive \"severe revenge.\"
Rouhani said the assassination of General Sulaimani by the United States will also be included in the list of crimes committed by the United States against Iran. Rouhani stressed that today and in the years to come, they will face the bitter fruit of what they have done.
Mr Rouhani says there is no doubt that today the Iranian and Iraqi peoples are more hostile to the United States than ever before. Rouhani stressed Iran's right to retaliate and said it was prepared to do so.
In the early hours of Wednesday, U.S. forces launched drone strikes against Iraq's Baghdad International Airport, killing General Suleimani, the commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in charge of overseas operations, and the actual leader of Iraq's Shi'ite militia, the People's Mobilization Organization. In a series of responses from Iran's leaders on Wednesday, words such as mourning for Mr. Sulaimani's \"martyrdom \", slamming the United States for\" atrocities,\" and vowing to \"exacting revenge\" throughout. Khamenei announced that Iran mourned for Suleimani for three days.
The 62-year-old Sulaimani, Iran's most popular military figure, is considered \"one of the most powerful figures in the Middle East\" and \"a key figure in Iran's projection of regional forces \"; but in the eyes of the United States and its allies, he is a\" mortal enemy.\" U.S. media say both George W. Bush and Barack Obama have refused to order him to be killed for fear of provoking a U.S.-Iranian war, but Trump has acted, and it is hard to imagine Iran will not fire back in a fierce manner.