Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to retaliate the death of top military commander Qasem Soleimani.

Hassan who uttered his first statement after the death Soleimani also said the strike was a “cowardly  act” and “another sign of America’s frustration and helplessness in the region.”

Apart from Hassan, other top Iran officials, have also vowed to retaliate after Soleimani death.

Hassan speaking in a public statement published by Iran’s official news agency, said, “Undoubtedly, the great nation of Iran and other free nations of the region will take revenge for this terrible crime by the criminal Americans.”

He  also honored Soleimani’s accomplishments, calling him a hero of Iranian history who defended against terrorism.

Speaking further, he said, “I condemn this cruel act but at the same time honor the brilliant service of this brave and enduring hero of Iran’s history who defended the country’s territorial integrity and led the fight against terrorism and extremism in the region.