He made the statement in a message addressing a poetry-reciting event titled ‘Negin-e Soleimani’ that was held in commemoration of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, IRNA wrote.
“These days Iran and Iranians are mourning for the martyrdom of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani. The tears running down their faces mark fresh pledges to resistance icons.”
The ‘Negin-e Soleimani’ gathering, part of the 14th Fajr International Poetry Festival, was held on January 10 in Iran's southeastern city of Kerman, the hometown of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.
The general, who was a top commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), had played a major role in defending Iran against its enemies and assisting regional countries to fight foreign occupation and terrorism.