LONDON (Dispatches) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif has said that the U.S. government was not brave enough to fight with Gen. Qassem Soleimani in the battlefield.
"The government which was not brave enough to fight with the commander in the battlefield, had to assassinate him in a cowardly terrorist act,” said Zarif in an interview with Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV.
"You should have fought with a commander in a battlefield not to act cowardly,” he said.
"Trump’s terrorist move to assassinate Gen. Qassem Soleimani has marked the end of U.S. presence in the region,” Zarif added.
The minister said the U.S. has revealed its nature to the region through its acts in the past few weeks, including the assassination of a military commander and release of an extremely biased plan against the Palestinians.
"The U.S President Donald Trump suggested the plan of ‘Deal of the Century’ that encompasses more than that the Zionists demanded at any time,” Zarif said.
"Trump is currently accused of economic terrorism against the Iranian people, and of sponsoring cultural terrorism. He has threatened to hit our cultural sites and is also accused of state terrorism,” Zarif said.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran will launch legal proceedings against Trump on these three charges,” he added.