Lebanese politician Mohammad Raad, Head of Hizbullah's parliamentary bloc was interviewed on Al-Manar TV (Hizbullah-Lebanon). Raad burst into tears, while he congratulated IRGC Qods Force commander Qasem Soleimani and PMU's Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis on their "blessed martyrdom." The interview aired on February 16, 2020.
Mohammad Raad: "First of all, I would like to congratulate Hajj Qasem [Soleimani] and [Abu Mahdi] Al-Muhandis on this blessed martyrdom. I have seen the beauty of existence in their martyrdom. How wonderful it is when a person gets to be martyred the way he wanted – the kind of martyrdom he wished Allah would decree for him."