Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi announced on Monday revenge for the killing of General Kasem Suleimani by US forces if former President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are not brought to trial over the decision to eliminate him.
Raisi said in a television speech: “If Trump and Pompeo are not tried by a fair trial for the crime of murdering General Suleimani, Muslims will avenge our martyr.”
Monday marks the second anniversary of the killing by US forces of General Kasem Suleimani, one of the most influential Iranian commanders.
Earlier, on the anniversary of Suleimani’s assassination, pro-Iranian hackers attacked the websites of the Israeli daily Maariw and Jerusalem Post on Monday.
Hackers posted a graphic on Twitter accounts and websites of both titles showing a missile released from Suleimani’s hand and its explosion over a mock-up of the Israeli nuclear facility in Dimona. “We are close to you, where you do not expect it” was the slogan, written in English and Hebrew, accompanying the graphics.
It is not known whether the perpetrators of the attack were hackers from Iran or outside it, and whether these were the actions of that country’s services, the Jerusalem Post reported.
General Kasem Suleimani, chief of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps foreign operations and commander of the elite Al-Quds unit, was killed on January 3, 2020 at an international airport in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in a US missile attack. The attack was carried out using drones and killed a total of eight people, including one of Iraq’s pro-Iranian militia commanders, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and nine injured.
In late December, former head of Israeli military intelligence, General Tamir Hejman, confirmed Israel’s involvement in organizing the deadly attack on Suleimani.
Suleimani was one of the most important Iranian military commanders; his troops fought, among others in Syria, supporting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and in Iraq, fighting terrorists from the Islamic State, reminds the Reuters Agency. US authorities accused the Iranian general of supporting attacks on American soldiers.
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