Lt. General Soleimani's assassination was strategic mistake made by US: Iran deputy FM
The assassination of Iran's Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani was a strategic mistake made by the White House that will lead to geopolitical consequences, a senior Iranian diplomat says.
According to Press TV, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday "The terror attack on Lt. General Soleimani was a strategic mistake by the US, which led to a major turning point in West Asia and the Persian Gulf that will have geopolitical consequences."
Araqchi warned those who were happy with the Iranian commander's martyrdom that his loss has only boosted the power of the resistance front and helped promote its goals.
"The day the missiles of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps crushed the US base is one of the days of God. The Guards' response was a major blow to America's fearsome superpower image," the Leader told a huge crowd in Tehran on Friday.