Khamenei announces 3 days mourning, revenge for the IRGC’s Commander
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on the demise of the commander of the IRGC’s Quds Forces Major General Qasem Soleimani that a severe revenge awaits the criminals who have stained their hands with Major General Qasem Soleimani & the other martyrs’ blood.
In a series of Tweets Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei stated that all the enemies should know that the path of jihad and resistance continues with increased motivation and certain victory awaits the mujahideen on this blessed path.
The Iranian Supreme leader added that the absence of Major General Qasem Soleimani is bitter, but the continuation of the resistance and its final victory will be bitterer for the murderers and criminals.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei also paid condolences to the family of Major-General Soleimani and announced 3 days of mourning.
The head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force has been assassinated last night by the US forces in Iraq.
He was killed as per the instruction of the US President Donald Trump, Pentagon explains.
“The strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world,” Pentagon stated.
Javad Zarif, Iran’s Foreign Minister has declared the incident as “extremely dangerous and a foolish escalation.”
Iraq’s revolutionary Guards have confirmed that Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhadis was also assassinated in the incident.
Maj Gen Qasem Soleimani had been leading Iran’s Quds Force since 1998.
On January 1, the United States has deploy about 750 troops to the Middle East in a response of its embassy attack in capital of Iraq, Baghdad.
Pentagon Chief and US Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper said in a series of tweets “Approximately 750 soldiers will deploy to the region immediately & additional forces from the IRF are prepared to deploy over the next several days.”
Mark Esper further said “This deployment is an appropriate and precautionary action taken in response to increased threat levels against U.S. personnel and facilities, such as we witnessed in Baghdad today.”
The day before protesters attempted to storm the U.S. embassy in Iraq’s capital Baghdad to express their ire over American airstrikes that killed 24 members of Iraqi militia over the weekend.
The thousands of protesters were chanting “Death to America!” while demonstration outside the embassy compound, throwing rocks, shattering surveillance cameras, covering the walls with graffiti and demanding that the U.S. withdraw its forces from Iraq.
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