In a statement, Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi expressed congratulations and condolences for the martyrdom of Commander Qasem Soleimani and said, “The American terrorists have dug their own graves with this heinous act of terror, and a severe revenge awaits them.”
In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious the Ever-Compassionate
The tragic martyrdom of the great general of Islam and the unique commander, Hajj Ghasem Soleimani was truly shocking for us all.
He was a great man and a unique and insightful commander; his name will remain in the history of Islam and the world as a great general, inspiring countless others to continue on his path.
The American terrorists have dug their own graves with this heinous act of terror, and a severe revenge awaits them.
I hereby extend my deepest condolences to all of his friends, family, and all of the free-spirited people and the soldiers of Islam on his martyrdom as well as the martyrdom of his friends, particularly general Abu-Mahdi al-Muhandis. I have no doubt that those who looked up to him will continue on his path with power and might.
Naser Makarem Shirazi