Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a live interview in Tehran, Iran, broadcast on state-run TV, Oct. 18, 2021. (AP)

January 3, 2022

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi vowed revenge for the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani two years ago unless former U.S. President Donald Trump is put on trial.

“If Trump and (former Secretary of State Mike) Pompeo are not tried in a fair court for the criminal act of assassinating General Soleimani, Muslims will take our martyr’s revenge,” Raisi said in a televised speech on Monday.

Soleimani was killed in Iraq in a drone strike ordered by then-president Trump.


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