The Lebanese official has traveled to Iran to hold talks with senior Iranian officials about promoting cultural ties between the two countries.
During his visit to Kerman, al-Mortada in a note paid tribute to Lt. General Soleimani, describing him as the defender of values such as seeking the truth and sacred virtues.
He added that the martyr was a manifestation of love, self-sacrifice and heroism.
He said the senior commander’s steps have left an impression on Lebanon, highlighting Martyr Soleimani’s contributions in the Arab country’s victory against the Zionist regime in 2000 and 2006.
Al-Mortada added that the book of Martyr Soleimani’s Jihad, which had pages of heroism in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, would have been incomplete without his confrontation with the Zionist evil and barbaric Daesh terrorists.
Words are incapable of describing the blood of Martyr Soleimani that was shed on the path of God and sanctities, he went on to say.
General Soleimani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was the deputy commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), and a number of their entourage were killed in a strike by American drones near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.
The White House and the Pentagon claimed responsibility for the assassination of General Soleimani in Iraq, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of US president Donald Trump.
Two days later, on January 5, 2020, Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved a bill, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces led by the United States from the country.