Tensions continue to rise in the Middle East after a U-S airstrike killed Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani on January 3.
Soleimani was an Iranian general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard and also the commander of it’s Quds Force.
Vice President of the Iranian American Community of Wisconsin Ali Soltani tells WTMJ’s Melissa Barclay that there are mixed feelings among his community because the Iranian regime characterized Soleimani as a national hero, when in actuality that was not the case.
“He (Soleimani) was a murderer. He was involved with a lot of killing in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. When there were demonstrations in Iraq recently, he told the Iraqi security forces that we know how to handle these demonstrations.”
Soltani goes on to explain how thousands were tortured and killed.
“He was a ruthless, vicious operator of the Iranian regime,” said Soltani.
Hear more of the interview by clicking the audio link above.