As part of the regime’s propaganda, two busts of the former IRGC Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani were erected in Cuba and Nicaragua.
During the recent trip of Ebrahim Raisi to Latin America, two figurines of Soleimani were unveiled by the wife of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jamileh Alamolhoda, in the two countries, Tasnim News Agency reported Thursday.
On January 3, 2020, the US military, on the order of President Donald Trump, killed Soleimani in a drone strike near Baghdad International Airport, saying that he had been "actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region."
One of the busts was placed in the Hall of Heroes of Nicaragua in the presence of the Ministers of Culture, Family and Science, and another one the University of Havana with the Head of the Communist Party of Cuba and the Dean of the University of Havana attending the ceremony.
“Soleimani was a man of action and a hero in the fight against terrorism for the women of the region and a harbinger of security for the whole world,” said Alamolhoda on the sidelines of the ceremony.
On Saturday, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan refused to hold a joint presser in Iran under Qassem Soleimani’s picture and the presser was relocated.
The Qods Force under Soleimani became deeply involved in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, setting up militant proxy militias.