Iran vows "crushing" revenge after US Military kills top general

Posted Friday, 03 January 2020 12:04
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Source: Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States killed Iran’s top general and the architect of Tehran’s proxy wars in the Middle East in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport early on Friday, an attack that threatens to dramatically ratchet up tensions in the region.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that a “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the U.S.

Iranian state TV carried a statement by Khamenei also calling Soleimani “the international face of resistance.” Khamenei declared three days of public mourning for the general’s death.

Also, an adviser to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warned President Donald Trump of retaliation from Tehran. “Trump through his gamble has dragged the U.S. into the most dangerous situation in the region,” Hessameddin Ashena wrote on the social media app Telegram. “Whoever put his foot beyond the red line should be ready to face its consequences.”

Iranian state television later in a commentary called Trump’s order to kill Soleimani “the biggest miscalculation by the U.S.” in the years since World War II. “The people of the region will no longer allow Americans to stay,” the TV said.

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The UK Dailymail reports: "Iranians wept on state TV this morning as Tehran announced three days of national mourning for the terrorist general Qassem Soleimani killed in a US strike at Baghdad International Airport in the early hours of Friday."

An Iranian TV presenter broke down alongside military spokesman Ramezan Sharif while announcing the death of commander Qasem Soleimani. The highest ranking general in the army, an extremely popular figure at home and revered throughout the region, Iran has vowed 'crushing' vengeance for Soleimani's assassination 

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Iran vows "crushing" revenge after US Military kills top general

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