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‘My job is to uphold the four walls around the country:’ Soleimani said rejecting call to run for president

An Iranian lawmaker says Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani brushed aside his offer for the legendary commander to take part in the upcoming 2021 presidential election just months before his assassination by the United States by stressing that he had a responsibility to protect the country militarily.

Speaking to Tasnim on Monday, Lawmaker Mohammad-Mahdi Zahedi said General Soleimani never eyed the country’s top political offices, despite the fact that he enjoyed enormous popularity among Iranians.

The lawmaker said that around two months prior to General Soleimani’s assassination in January 2020, “I told him ‘Let us start working now for your candidacy in the [Persian calendar year] 1400 (2021); and enter the field as the candidate of the revolutionary current and run for president.”

“Haj Qassem put on a smile and told me, ‘I am a man of the field who has to uphold the four walls around the country. I shall not allow outsiders through these four walls into the country. This is my mission. Don’t make such jokes with me,’” Zahedi remembered.

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