Amir Hatami, Defense Minister of Iran, claimed that an attack against an air base of the United States in Iraq was a “necessary action” and Iran would continue resisting to the US forces n the Middle East, media reports say.
Hatami held a meeting with Ali Abdullah Ayyoub, Representative of Syria, when he said that “Trump was mistaken, arrogantly believing that killing one person would stop resistance.” In his remarks Hatami referred to killing of the Iranian General Qasem Soleimani earlier this month. “As a result, the United States increased the cost of their presence in the region,” Hatami stated.
Soleimani, who was a hero of Iran and the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force, was killed by an airstrike conducted by the US early January. Along with Iranian General, the US killed Iraqi Commander and eight more people. Both Iran and Iraq vowed to take retaliatory measures against the US.
“The resistance will continue even after Soleimani,” the Defense Minister said. “Without Soleimani’s efforts, the hegemony of the Islamic State terrorist organization in the region would have been imminent.”
Hatami went on to state that Iran will continue to resist to the US presence in the Middle East. “The strike at the US Ain Al-Asad air base in Iraq, carried out by Iran, was a necessary action. Resistance to US forces in the region should become a continuous process,” Hatami said noting that Iran will be “stand by Syria.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website