Magazine January 27, 2020, Issue

Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting & Friends

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qasem Soleimani (left) in 2015 (Stringer/Reuters)

Transcript Excerpt: IRIB & Friends

Begin Excerpt 09:03 

MAHLOOD: And welcome back to Irib & Friends, I’m Mahlood, and of course today is a sad day — 

BIJAN: Very sad, very sad . . .

MAHLOOD: And here we’re seeing pictures of the funeral procession for fallen revolutionary hero General Qasem Soleimani — your thoughts on this, Harush?

HARUSH: Well, of course it’s tragic. What a great man. A kind man, a generous man . . .

MAHLOOD: And we are getting tweets this morning from people remembering the general and all of the wonderful things he did. IsfahanMIGA tweets, “When the general ordered the execution

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