Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani blasted the US assassination of commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, and said that Washington’s terrorist act has reinforced resistance.
“Martyrdom of General Soleimani did not put an end to resistance but made it stronger,” Larijani said in a meeting with Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis in Tehran on Monday.
He noted that today, the US has found out that the Resistance Axis has been fortified.
Khamis, for his part, noted that it is the Islamic Republic’s right to defend itself against aggression.
“All those who are observing the ongoing incidents in the region, in particular those in Iran, blame the US as the culprit,” he added.
Khamis also named the US as the main culprit in the unintentional downing of the Ukrainian passenger plane by IRGC.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, Khamis arrived in the Iranian capital Tehran on Sunday evening.
Khamis also met with Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Vice Admiral Ali Shamkhani on Monday morning.
The visit by the Syrian delegation aims at discussing bilateral ties and the latest regional and international developments, as well as offering condolences to senior Iranian officials over the martyrdom of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani.