One of the key issues raised following the victory of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran was the necessity to guard Iran’s complete independence from other foreign powers. Following the revolution, Iran managed to advance in various respects and played a vital role in maintaining regional and international stability. It must be noted that since its inception, Iran has faced the United States’ enduring animosity because revolutionary Iran drastically changed the world’s political equations.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has always sought to respect the sovereignty and independence of other nations, especially the neighboring countries, by establishing a firm basis of mutual cooperation and friendship. As a matter of fact, Iran has always been an indispensable player in the international arena trying to resolve the dangerous conflicts through diplomatic means.
Trump’s terrorist administration, along with the Zionist regime, has always tried to jeopardize the security and harmony in the Middle-East region by creating and supporting terrorist groups, sparking unrest and sedition and provoking bloody conflicts.
One of the top Iranian officials who played a significant role in frustrating the US-concocted conflicts was the late martyr Qassem Soleimani. Apart from being a high-ranking military general, he played an effective role in quelling the conflicts that broke out throughout the world through diplomatic channels.
Gen. Soleimani’s political views gained myriad of audiences not only in Iran but across the international levels. Many heads of states when paying official visits to Iran insisted on having the chance to meet and deliberate personally with Gen. Soleimani. So, one can say that Haj Qassem’s views had a great share in directing Iran’s foreign affairs.
On January 3, 2020, when Haj Qassem Soleimani was martyred by the American treacherous government, Gen. Soleimani was on a diplomatic mission to Iraq, delivering Tehran’s message to Saudi Arabia, via the Iraqi mediators.
Following that abhorrent assassination, the then Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi divulged the fact that he was actually scheduled to meet with General Soleimani at 8:30 a.m. local time the day after his arrival. Mr Abdul Mahdi added that Gen. Soleimani came to Baghdad to hand over Iran’s official response to the Saudi Arabia which suggested a de-escalation of the Iranian-Saudi regional conflict.
One of the main diplomatic campaigns carried out by Martyr Soleimani is his famous meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin. After four years of fight against ISIS terrorists in Syria, Gen. Soleimani decided to pay a visit to Moscow, where he met with Putin for nearly two hours and twenty minutes. Gen. Soleimani’s mission in Kremlin was to convince the Russians to intervene in the battle against the Americans and their terrorists in Syria.
Last but not least, General Soleimani played a crucial role in circumventing the evil US sanctions against the Iranian pharmaceutical companies, thus preventing a severe shortage of medical supplies in Iran.
To conclude, it must be noted that Haj Qassem had an indelible mark on Iranian benevolent diplomatic activities in the Middle-East.
Alas, the US criminal regime cowardly assassinated such a great general cum diplomat at Baghdad airport during an official diplomatic visit.