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Iran commemorates anniversary of Soleimani’s death

Iranians marked the two-year anniversary of the death of former Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, vowing to "exact revenge."
People hold posters showing the portrait of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Major General Qassem Soleimani and chant slogans during a protest outside the US Consulate on Jan. 5, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Iranian officials and media outlets have been paying tribute to the former head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, who was assassinated by a US drone strike two years ago.

Speaking at an event in Tehran commemorating Soleimani’s death, President Ebrahim Raisi said that Soleimani was “not just an individual, but a doctrine, and that he will not be destroyed with an assassination and missiles — doctrines remain and survive.” Raisi added that Soleimani’s “path is the continuation of the path of Imam Khomeini and Imam Khamenei.”

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