Iran says won’t abandon avenging killed general — Analysis
Iran won’t give up its fight to avenge Major Gen. Qassem Soleimani who was a high ranking military commander that was killed in the US war on terror, a top Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps official has stated.
“The enemy keeps sending messages that if we give up on avenging Soleimani, they will give us some concessions or lift some sanctions,”Alireza Tangsiri, IRGC Navy Commander said Thursday.
“This is pure fantasy. The Supreme Leader has emphasized the need for revenge and the Revolutionary Guards’ top commander has said that revenge is inevitable and that we will choose the time and place for it.”
On January 3, 2020, Soleimani was killed in a drone attack ordered by then-US President Donald Trump. Iran retaliated by launching missiles at two bases in Iraq that were housing American troops, and sanctioning five dozen American officials deemed responsible for the general’s murder.
Ebrahim Rashi, Iranian President, said that he genuinely meant General Qassem Solimani’s killers should face an international trial. Calling the slain general a “hero” of all Muslims for his fight against Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL terrorists, RT interviewed him in January.
On the second anniversary of Soleimani’s death, Raisi said Iran would exact “revenge”The international tribunal will not indict the responsible parties.
Washington and Tehran tried for the past year to renew the 2015 JCPOA deal. It was designed to severely limit Iran’s nuclear programme in exchange of lifting all international sanctions. Trump cut off the accord in 2018 and claimed Iran had secretly violated it. The US then reimposed sanctions.
Tehran refuted the claims and sought a remedy from the EU as another party to the agreement. Iran has officially reneged on the 2015 agreement as of 2019.
Trump’s successor Joe Biden expressed willingness to rejoin the nuclear deal, but rejected Iran’s demand to lift the sanctions first. “If they do not want to use these talks to resolve other bilateral issues beyond the JCPOA, then we are confident that we can very quickly reach an understanding on the JCPOA and begin reimplementing the deal,”The spokesperson for State Department said this Thursday in a statement to journalists.
A spokesperson stated that the US would continue to support the JCPOA regardless of the outcome. “aggressively use… powerful tools” to address what they described as Iran’s “destabilizing activities” The region.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (Iran Foreign Minister) stated that Tehran would finalize the deal in the event of the US closing the loop. “acts pragmatically.”