Iranian-American Group Praises Trump's Decision to Take Out Soleimani The late Gen. Qassem Soleimani at his mother's funeral in 2013. (Mehdi Ghasemi/ISNA/AFP via Getty Images)
By Luca Cacciatore | Friday, 07 January 2022 07:55 PM
Iranian Americans for Liberty (IAL), an advocacy group opposed to the current Iranian regime, commended former President Donald Trump's decision to kill Iranian Military General Qasem Soleimani via drone strike, The Washington Free Beacon reported on Friday.
In a video posted on Jan. 3 during the second anniversary of Soleimani's death, the group claimed that the world is now a much safer place with him gone. They pointed to the general's alleged training of terrorist proxies throughout the Middle East and the kidnapping of civilians.
"Soleimani's targeted assassination hasn't just saved American lives, but the lives of many from the Middle East too," the IAL video said.
Soleimani was "directly involved in the killing and wounding of many American troops, as well as the murder and kidnapping of Western civilians and the destabilization of the Middle East through his use of terrorist proxy groups," they added.
The IAL further demanded accountability for Western officials who condemned the Soleimani strike, specifically highlighting comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., in January of 2020.
"We are outraged the president would assassinate a foreign official, possibly setting off another war without Congressional authorization and has zero plan to deal with the consequences," the Minnesota congresswoman posted to Twitter at the time.
The IAL defines itself as a nonpartisan organization focused on "education and advocacy on behalf of Iranian Americans," according to their website. They are primarily focused on forwarding elected officials who oppose Iran's current "Islamic Republic regime."