Shia Islamist political party and militant group based in Lebanon, Hezbollah has angrily reacted to the killing of top Iranian military leader, Qassem Soleimani by the US government.
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called for Soleimani’s death to be avenged immediately.
“Meting out the appropriate punishment to these criminal assassins … will be the responsibility and task of all resistance fighters worldwide,” Hassan Nasrallah said in a statement.
“We who stayed by his side will follow in his footsteps and strive day and night to accomplish his goals,” Nasrallah said.
Also, a Palestinian Sunni-Islamic fundamentalist militant organization, Hamas has condemned the Soleimani’s killing, describing the dead Iranian leader as an important figure in the Middle East.
Hamas, the Palestinian group that administers the besieged Gaza Strip, issued a statement saying, “Soleimani was one of the leading Iranian army officials who had an important role in supporting the Palestinian resistance”.
“We condemn these continued American crimes sowing tensions in the region in service of the Israeli enemy,” it said.
In its on reaction, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) group also offered its condolences to the Iraqi people for the death of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, describing him as one of the symbols of Iraqi liberation from the US occupation.
“This Iraq, which will always remain disobedient to American hegemony and control, will always remain Arab with its fighters and greater than the occupation,” a PIJ statement said, action Al Jazeera.
Maj.-Gen. Soleimani, Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, was killed in a US airstrike on his convoy at Baghdad airport on Friday rising the tension of another World War.
Affairsofnaija Reports (AON)