Iranian researcher of Islamic history Heshmatollah Ghanbari said in a July 2, 2022 public address that aired on Kerman TV (Iran) that God has sent IRGC Qods Force Commander General Qasem Soleimani, who was assassinated in a U.S. airstrike in January 2020, to crush America's throat. He also said that America's "prestige and reputation" will soon be destroyed, adding that the American "hegemonic regime" has never been so passive and shattered as it is today.
Heshmatollah Ghanbari: "When you flip through the pages of history [books], [you see] that despite the magnitude of the enemy's propaganda, the [Western] hegemonic regime has never been so passive and shattered, as it is today. Never.
"With their own hands, they have placed the commanding pillar of the movement fighting the [global] arrogance, in the martyrs' section [of the cemetery]. The name of Qasem Soleimani, the saving hand of Qasem Soleimani, cannot be buried. The soil cannot hold on to it. This hand was given by God as a trust, so that it would crush America's throat.
"America's prestige and reputation will be crushed in the very near future."