Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri hailed the armed and intelligence forces for safeguarding security of the country, and said all the Iranian people and the Muslims across the world admire Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani for his anti-terrorism efforts.
“With God’s help and efforts of the Iranian armed, security and intelligence forces, Iran is today the most secure country in the region,” Jahangiri said, addressing a forum in Tehran on Sunday.
“Meantime, dear General Soleimani has turned into an outstanding personality that the entire Iranian nation, all revolutionaries and all Muslims across the world adore,” he added.
His remarks came as people and activists in different parts of the Arab world have hailed General Soleimani for his efforts, braveness and sacrifices in the fight against terrorism in the region.
Arab activists from different Middle-Eastern countries have used #Shokran (Thank You in Arabic) Soleimani and #Shokran Iran on their web pages and tweeter accounts to show admiration of and appreciation for the Iranian General’s efforts, braveness and sacrifices in fighting terrorism.
The large number of tweets and posts to hail the Iranian General has astonished many political analysts and critics in the Arab world.
The users also wrote short sentences and used photos of General Soleimani and the Iranian flag on their web pages to show appreciation.
“The life of millions of people in different countries was endangered (by terrorism) but the danger was obviated only due to the presence of this man,” Abdullah Jaberi, an Arab activist, wrote on his tweeter page in May.
Also Assad Haider, another social media activist, prayed God to help General Soleimani, and said God willing he will command the operations to annihilate the al-Saud.
Among females, Rahif al-Baidani wrote on her tweeter page that were Major General Soleimani not in Iraq, the country’s leaders would be enslaved by ISIL and sold in Riqqa’s market in Syria.
Iran is providing Iraq and Syria with military advisory and humanitarian aid in their fight against terrorist groups.
General Soleimani said in March that Takfiri terrorism threatens all Muslims, and Iran has waged war on those terrorists that trade enslaved women and children.
“The fire of Takfiri and Takfirism has engulfed in homes of our Sunni brothers. Those behind this are under the illusion that they can bring Shiism and the Islamic Republic to their knees. More than anywhere else, Takfiri groups have targeted the sanctity of humanity and the Sunni world,” General Soleimani said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran.
General Soleimani then asked those behind the smear campaign to question Iran’s policy in its ongoing war on terror, “Is it adventurism if the Islamic Republic makes sacrifices to defend Muslims? Is it wrong for the Islamic Republic to battle a group that in just one region is buying and selling some 20,000 unfortunate enslaved young women? Is it wrong for the Islamic Republic to stand against the anti-Muslim current and stop the demolition of Mosques and Muslim holy sites?”
His remarks came after Iraqi Minister of Human Rights Mohammed Mahdi Ameen al-Bayati said the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group has sold more than 5,000 women and girls merely from Iraq’s Izadi Kurdish minority in their slave market.
Also in August, Spokesman of the Iraqi popular forces Ahmad al-Assadi confirmed that General Soleimani would play a major role in the upcoming operations to liberate Mosul, stressing that his country is in dire need of Iranian military advisors.
“The presence of Brigadier-General Soleimani in the operations to free Mosul and Nineveh province is necessary and General Soleiman is the greatest advisor that has helped the Iraqi government in the war against the ISIL,” al-Assadi told FNA last month.
“Hajj Qassem Soleimani is one of the most important military advisors of the Islamic Republic of Iran who is in Iraq at the invitation, demand and agreement of the Iraqi government,” he added.