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Analyst to Press TV: General Soleimani will continue to inspire resistance to injustice, oppression

Iran’s top anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani

A US-based author and political commentator says Iran’s top anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani will continue to inspire people to resist injustice and oppression long after his cowardly US-ordered assassination in the Iraqi capital.

“Like such historical figures as Imam Hussein, Malcolm X, and Che Guevara, General Qassem Soleimani will continue to inspire resistance to injustice and oppression long after his death,” Kevin Barret said while speaking in an exclusive interview with Press TV on Sunday.

“General Soleimani’s martyrdom has galvanized not only the Iranian nation, but also the forces of resistance to Zionism and imperialism throughout the region and beyond,” the analyst said, adding, “His killers were apparently too arrogantly stupid to realize that they were creating a martyr who would create even more problems for them dead than alive.”

The expert noted that the real revenge for this cowardly and dastardly crime will be the complete expulsion of the Anglo-Zionist empire from the region, which may very precipitate its final downfall.

Answering a question about why the West has remained silent on the assassination of Iran’s top general, Barrett said, “The West has been hypnotized by a false narrative about terrorism at least since the false flag events of September 11, 2001.”

“Western leaders and their psychological operations experts have brainwashed the public to hysterically fear the very terrorism that those leaders and experts have created, armed, funded, and directed,” he noted.

Barrett added that the leaders of the West never truly appreciated Gen. Soleimani’s heroic victories over the Daesh terrorists, because Daesh terrorists were actually organized and unleashed by those Western leaders themselves “in service to the [Zionists'] Oded Yinon plan to Balkanize the region along ethnic and sectarian lines.”

He expressed hope that the United Nations General Assembly will finally adopt a resolution condemning the assassination of Gen. Soleimani, adding, “In July 2020 the UN Rapporteur for Extrajudicial Killing issued a report stating that the assassination was unlawful and in violation of the UN charter. So there is no obvious reason why the General Assembly would not pass a resolution agreeing with its own Rapporteur.”

According to Barrett, the US will pressure UN members to oppose any resolution condemning the assassination, because “the current US government, despite its apparent hostility to the previous Trump regime, does not want to call attention to the US government’s criminal history in its relations with Iran.”

General Soleimani 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 ex-President Donald Trump near the Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020. Both commanders were highly popular because of the key role they played in eliminating the Daesh terrorist group in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.

Early on January 8, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) targeted the US-run Ain al-Assad air base in Iraq’s western province of Anbar with a barrage of missiles in revenge.

Iran stresses that its retaliation is not over, with Iranian officials and commanders occasionally citing the expulsion of all American forces from the region as the ultimate revenge for General Soleimani’s blood.

In a statement released on Saturday, the Legal Department of the Iranian president’s office called on the United Nations General Assembly to issue a resolution condemning the US assassination of General Soleimani to safeguard international peace and uphold human rights.

It said the UN General Assembly should “take all legal initiatives within its authority, including the adoption of a resolution condemning the assassination of government and diplomatic officials by [another] government [and] take measures to prevent such crimes in the future.”

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