WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FOR NEAR EAST POLICY
New Iranian Bill Aims to Officialize a Policy of Avenging Soleimani and Destroying Israel
by Farzin Nadimi
Jan 12, 2021
On December 30, hardline politicians in Iran introduced a new parliamentary bill mapping out the country’s response to the killing of Qods Force commander Qasem Soleimani by a U.S. drone strike one year earlier. Centered around Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s July 21 directive to avenge Soleimani’s death, the legislation includes four main goals: (1) initiate a “decisive act of revenge” by weakening the United States and evicting it from the region; (2) counter Israel’s actions and follow through on Soleimani’s objective of destroying that country; (3) counter America’s economic “terrorism” against Iran; and (4) pursue an “honorable” (meaning defiant) foreign policy…Article 5 of the bill officially tasks the Iranian government with destroying the “aggressor Zionist regime” by the year 2041. READ MORE
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