The daughter of top Iranian anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani says former US President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of her father to portray himself as “a hero,” but he left office “defeated, isolated and broken.”
Zeinab Soleimnai made the remarks in a post on her Twitter account on Wednesday after Trump departed the White House at the end of his tumultuous four-year term and Joe Biden took office as the 46th president of the United States.
She said the assassination of General Soleimani will continue to haunt Trump, who will live “in fear of foes.”
“Mr. Trump, you murdered my father, the General who led the victorious war against ISIS/Al-Qaeda, with the perverse hope that you will be seen as some sort of hero,” she said, referring to her father’s influential role in the battle of Iraqi and Syrian nations against the world’s most notorious Takfiri terror groups, Daesh and al-Qaeda.
“But instead you are defeated, isolated & broken – viewed not as a hero, but one who lives in fear of foes,” she added.
Mr. Trump, you murdered my father, the General who led the victorious war against ISIS/Al-Qaeda, with the perverse hope that you will be seen as some sort of hero
But instead you are defeated, isolated & broken – viewed not as a hero, but one who lives in fear of foes
The irony pic.twitter.com/gBN5kqsOsY
— Zeinab soleimany | زینب سلیمانی (@znb_soleimany) January 20, 2021
General Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), was assassinated along with his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Units, in a US drone strike ordered by Trump near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.
Last July, Agnes Callamard, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, in a report to the UN Human Rights Council underlined the “unlawful” nature of the targeted killing because the US had failed to provide evidence of an ongoing or imminent attack against its interests, as claimed by the Trump administration, to justify the fatal drone strike.
Iran has issued a red notice request to Interpol for the apprehension of Trump and 47 others in connection with the cowardly assassination operation.