Statue Of Slain Iranian Commander Qassem Soleimani Torched Hours After It Is Unveiled In City Square

Statue Of Slain Iranian Commander Qassem Soleimani Torched Hours After It Is Unveiled In City Square


A statue that was erected to honor Qassem Soleimani, the former commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force who was killed by U.S. forces in 2020, was torched hours after it was unveiled last week in Iran.

“The six-meter high statue was set on fire hours after its official unveiling in Shahrekord, near Esfahan, where it was installed to commemorate the commander, who was killed by a US drone in Baghdad two years ago,” The Telegraph reported. “The perpetrators were unknown, said Mohammad Ali Nekonam, a provincial representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, calling it a ‘brazen act’ of desecration.”

Senior Islamic cleric Mohammad Ali Nekounam said “this treacherous crime was carried out in darkness, just like the other crime committed at night at Baghdad

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