Rouhani says Iran more determined to resist US after Soleimani's death

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran meets with reporters at a news conference in New York on Sept 26, 2019.
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran meets with reporters at a news conference in New York on Sept 26, 2019.PHOTO: NYTIMES

DUBAI (REUTERS) - Iran will be more determined to resist the United States, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday (Jan 3), in response to the killing of General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolution Guards' elite Quds Force, in Iraq, Iranian state television reported.

"Soleimani's martyrdom will make Iran more decisive to resist America's expansionism and to defend our Islamic values.

"With no doubt, Iran and other freedom-seeking countries in the region will take his revenge," said Mr Rouhani in a statement.