2021-April-12 18:07
2020-December-21  17:12

Yemeni Envoy: General Soleimani Blocked US, Israeli Regime Plots in Region

TEHRAN (FNA)- Yemeni Ambassador to Tehran Ibrahim Mohamed al-Dailami underlined that Martyr General Qassem Soleimani had thwarted the plots of the US and Israeli regime in the regional countries, including Syria and Iraq.

"Martyr Soleimani was present in all battlefields, including Syria and Iraq, to confront the plots hatched by Washington and Tel Aviv," al-Dailami said.

The Yemeni envoy reiterated that with the help of the martyrs and honorable people of the axis of resistance and stability, General Soleimani could thwart this plot and overcome it dramatically.

"In fact, what is called terrorism is an excuse for the US interference in the regional affairs. The only possible way to prevent such interference was to confront terrorists and Takfiris directly. Martyr Soleimani and his associates in the axis of resistance succeeded in achieving this remarkably; A success that all countries of the world were incapable of," al-Dailami added.

He underlined that Martyr Soleimani was able to stop the region's destructive cycle; the cycle that the regimes of the US and Israel were behind the scene, and said, "They wanted to intervene more and more in the affairs of the region."

"Today, what we are witnessing from the victories and successes of the Yemeni army and popular committees is actually taking place in the framework of strengthening their presence in various domestic arenas and against the aggressor countries of the United States and Saudi Arabia and their mercenaries in Yemen," the Yemeni envoy said.

Lieutenant General Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike on Baghdad International Airport in Iraq on January 3, 2020.

The airstrike also martyred al-Muhandis. The two were martyred in an American airstrike that targeted their vehicle on the road to the airport.

Five Iranian and five Iraqi military men were martyred by the missiles fired by the US drone at Baghdad International Airport.

On January 8, the IRGC Aerospace Force started heavy ballistic missile attacks on US Ein Al-Assad airbase in Southwestern Iraq near the border with Syria and a US operated airbase in Erbil in retaliation for the US assassination of General Soleimani.

Ein Al-Assad is an airbase with a 4km runway at 188m altitude from sea levels, which is the main and the largest US airbase in Iraq. Early reports said the radar systems and missile defense shields in Ein Al-Assad failed to operate and intercept the Iranian missiles. Unofficial reports said the US army's central radar systems at Ein Al-Assad had been jammed by electronic warfare.

The second IRGC reprisal attack targeted a US military base near Erbil airport in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in the second leg of "Martyr Soleimani" reprisal operation.

Iraq said the attacks had not taken any toll from its army men stationed at these two bases. The US army had blocked entrance into Ein Al-Assad to everyone, including the Iraqi army.

The IRGC officials said none of the missiles had been intercepted.

Meantime, Iran announced in late June that it had issued arrest warrants for 36 officials of the US and other countries who have been involved in the assassination of the martyred General Soleimani.

"36 individuals who have been involved or ordered the assassination of Hajj Qassem, including the political and military officials of the US and other governments, have been identified and arrest warrants have been issued for them by the judiciary officials and red alerts have also been issued for them via the Interpol," Prosecutor-General of Tehran Ali Alqasi Mehr said.

He said that the prosecuted individuals are accused of murder and terrorist action, adding that US President Donald Trump stands at the top of the list and will be prosecuted as soon as he stands down presidency after his term ends.