In a broadcast leading to Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei’s speech on May 2, Channel 1 TV aired a song titled "A Vigilant and Strong Nation" in commemoration of IRGC's Qods Force commander Qasem Soleimani. In the video accompanying the song, IRGC soldiers pledge to avenge the death of Soleimani, who was killed by the U.S. military in January 2020. They sing: "We will destroy the palace of oppression," while in the video a missile is launched and immediately afterwards the U.S. Capitol building goes up in flames. The song continues: "Jerusalem’s liberation comes from Iran [...] let us go."
Song: "You took my heart, oh Soleimani, to the city of the crying eyes. You have forsaken those who love you, in the middle of the stormy sea. We are the avengers! We are united! We are the avengers! We are united! We are the avengers! We are united! Today, Ali wants Ali's army. The Leader wants a vigilant and strong nation. With Ali's army, we will destroy the palace of oppression. The good tidings of Jerusalem's liberation comes from Iran. The path and the land are ready, let us go. Hajj Qasem's hear is here, let's go! Hajj Qasem's heart is here, let's go!"