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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Soleimani Laughed When I Warned Him Of Risk Of Assassination, Says Hezbollah Leader


From Gold Sharon, Foreign Desk

The Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday disclosed that  Iranian Major General Qassim Soleimani "laughed" and sought "prayer" when warned of  the risk of assassination.

Nasrallah said he met Soleimani in Beirut,  the Lebanese capital,  on New Year's Day before he was struck dead in a U.S. drone attack in Baghdad last Friday.

A touching funeral ceremony was observed early today for the fallen Qassim Soleimani with many of the emotionally charged Iranian citizens threatening to  attack America and her interest in the Middle East.

Until his killing, Soleimani, 62, was an instrumental to the furtherance of  Hezbollah as leader of the Quds Force, an Iranian-backed regional military alliance.

Nasrallah, in a speech commemorating Soleimani, said he told him some time ago of worries over his safety. Soleimani was killed on Friday in a targeted U.S. drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport.

"I told him ... there is great focus on you in the American media, press and magazines and they're printing your pictures on the front page as 'the irreplaceable general', this is media and political priming for your assassination.

"Of course he laughed and told me, I hope so, pray for me. 

"He just said 'I've come to say hello and have a chat,' and I told him this was a beautiful start to the Gregorian new year," Nasrallah said.

 

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