Rally held in Iran Capital after Soleimani’s death

Author : Mircea Birca | Monday, January 6, 2020
Posted in category Eurasia, Iran, Middle Orient
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Iranians have swarmed the streets of Tehran after US assassination of IRGC Quds Force commander General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.

Soleimani will be laid to rest in his home town, Kerman, in south of Iran.

Among the high-profile figures attending the funeral procession of the revered general are Hezbollah deputy leader Naim Qassem, Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniya, and Head of Iraq’s al-Nujaba Movement Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi.

General Soleimani, the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi, and a number of their entourage were killed in a strike by American drones near Baghdad International Airport in the early hours of Friday.

The White House and the Pentagon confirmed the assassination of General Soleimani in Iraq, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of US President Donald Trump.

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