Iran’s Supreme Leader promises to revenge Suleymani’s murder

TEHRAN, (BM) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has promised to avenge the United States for the assassination of General Kassem Suleimani, the commander of the Al-Quds special forces of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), learned

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“Tough revenge awaits those on whose hands he left (Suleimani. – Ed.) blood, like the blood of other martyrs,” RIA Novosti quoted Khamenei as saying.

It is noted that in connection with the death of the general, a three-day national mourning was declared in the country.

Earlier on January 3, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif stated that the assassination of the general was an act of international terrorism by the United States. According to him, the United States is responsible for all the consequences of what happened.

On January 3, the media reported the death of Suleymani during missile attacks on Baghdad. This information was later confirmed in Iran and the United States.

The Pentagon’s official statement said that the blow was ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump and was defensive in nature, as it was intended to protect US troops stationed in Iraq and other countries.

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Washington believes that Suleimani allegedly approved a rally in front of the US embassy in Baghdad this week.

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Source: Izvestia