- US Soldiers, Officers Will Go Home in Coffins After Soleimani Assassination: Nasrallah
The secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has severely condemned the assassination of Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Quds Force, and Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units’ deputy commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, saying that US soldiers and officers would return home in coffins in retaliation.
“When the coffins of American soldiers and officers begin to be transported … to the United States, (President Donald) Trump and his administration will realize that they have really lost the region and will lose the elections,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech broadcast live from the Lebanese capital city of Beirut as he addressed his supporters on Sunday evening.
Nasrallah said the response to the assassination of General Soleimani was not only Iran’s responsibility, but also that of the entire axis of resistance.
Nasrallah added that attacks on US military forces in the Middle East will be “fair punishment” for the crime, listing US bases, naval ships and military personnel.
The Hezbollah chief further noted that US act of terror marks the start of a new phase for the entire Middle East.