"The only thing that can end this period of war is for the Americans to receive a blow that is equal to the blow they have inflicted," Hossein Dehghan told CNN.
"It makes you a monster," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, criticizing the president.
Brigadier-General Esmail Ghaani previously served Soleimani as his deputy commander of the clandestine Quds Force.
Former VP warns region is "on the brink of a major conflict" after death of General Qassem Soleimani.
The powerful Iranian general was assassinated in a U.S. drone strike outside Baghdad International Airport on Thursday.
Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force, has left the shadows for the spotlight.
Iran's powerful allies prepared responses to Trump's Jerusalem speech.
Mike Pompeo tried to warn Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani not to threaten "U.S. interests" in the region.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps has many ways to wage a long cold war between Tehran and its Arab foes.
The death of Hossein Hamedani may disrupt Iranian efforts in Syria.