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New Iranian game promises 'revenge' for US killing of General Soleimani

The game allows players to fight the US [https://cafebazaar.ir/app/Sajad.iran.entegham]

Date of publication: 3 September, 2020

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A new app game developed in Iran promises players revenge against the death of General Qasem Soleimani.
A mobile app called "Severe Revenge" promises Iranian gamers the chance to avenge the death of Qasem Soleimani, the Revolutionary Guards' general who died at the hands of US forces in January.

The game has been released on Café Bazaar, Iran's android market, with the sub-name Sardar Delha, meaning "Commander of Hearts" in Farsi.

The game is said to be an attempt to keep the subject of Qasem Soleimani in the conscience of Iranians, an event that immense sparked anger among some circles in Iran.

Soleimani’s death ruled 'unlawful'

The US' killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in Iraq amounted to a violation of international law, a prominent UN human rights expert stated in a report unveiled this week.

Soleimani and nine others, including a leading Iraqi militia leader, were killed in a US drone strike on 3 January, as the military commander's convoy was leaving Baghdad airport.

A report by Agnes Callamard, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, found the strike to have violated the UN Charter.

It also represented the first known incident in which a country invoked the right to self-defence to justify an attack against a state actor in another territory.

Days after Soleimani's killing, the US told the UN that the decision was made in "self-defence".

Washington added that it was "prepared to take additional actions in the region as necessary to continue to protect US personnel and interests".

Callamard said Washington provided no evidence that Soleimani was planning an imminent attack against US interests.

The US has used the frequent attacks on its soldiers in Iraq by pro-Iraq militias as proof that Soleimani posed a threat to American lives.

Soleimani commanded the Quds Force, an overseas Iranian paramilitary force that was present in Iraq and Syria.

Iranian militias have played a key role in propping up Bashar Al-Assad's regime in Syria and helped Tehran maintain huge leverage in Iraq and other countries in the region.
 
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