Iranian military commander Qasim Suleimani killed in US drone strike in Tehran
- January 06, 2020
- Andrew S Gillis
According to the French news agency AFP, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei attended the funeral of Qasim Suleimani, accompanied by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
A large number of people was on the funeral of the Iranian commander of Iran’s state-run broadcasting show, on occasion, millions of mourners were on the streets to pay tribute to Qasim Suleimani.
According to AFP correspondent, people gathered in the Tehran University area had photographed Qasim Suleimani.
Qasim Suleimani’s funeral was broadcast live on Iran’s state-owned broadcasting agency.
To give extraordinary tribute to the occasion, the broadcasting company painted a black band on the left side of the screen.
A large number of people could be seen at Qasim Suleimani’s funeral in Tehran on the state-owned broadcasting agency.
The body of Qasim Suleimani was transported from Baghdad to the city of Ahwaz in western Iran last night, in which the Iranian news agency released a video in which his body seen in a coffin wrapped in an Iranian flag.
The body of Qasim Suleimani will later be transferred to the southern Iranian city of Kerman, where he will be buried.
Earlier in 1989, a large number of people attended the funeral prayer of Ayatollah Rohullah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Qasim Suleimani’s death will bring a dark day for America, Zainab Suleimani
Zainab Suleimani, daughter of the Iranian military commander, has said that “America and Zionism should know that my father’s martyrdom will cause awareness and will bring a dark day for them”.
“Crazy Trump does not think my father’s martyrdom is over,” Zainab Suleimani said in a speech broadcast on the Iranian broadcaster.
Our goal is to expel the US from the region, the chief Quds Force
According to Iran’s state-owned broadcasting agency, the new head of the Quds Force has said that after the assassination of military commander Qasim Suleimani in a US attack in Baghdad, his mission was to expel the United States from the region.
According to state radio, before the funeral of Qasim Suleimani in Tehran, Ismail Qa’ani said, “We are committed to the path of Qasim Suleimani with the same force, and we will have to evacuate the United States from the only revenge zone.”
At the funeral of the Iranian military commander, some of Iran’s allies also involved in the region, Ismail Haniya, the leader of the Palestinian organization Hamas, said: “I declare that martyr Qasim Suleimani is a martyr of Jerusalem.”
Considering that there have been several threats since the US attack on Baghdad airport, he did not specify what he would respond to.
According to Iranian media, Amir Ali Haji Zada, the head of the aerospace forces of the Revolutionary Revolution, said that “even killing Trump is not an act of revenge and that what could have killed the martyr Qasim Suleimani’s blood is only for America in the region. Is complete eviction. ‘
Iranian general killed
It is understood that Major General Qasim Suleimani, the head of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Army, was killed in a US airstrike near the airport in the Iraqi capital January 3.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, after the death of General Qasim Suleimani, appointed his deputy Ismail Qa’ani as the head of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Revolution.
US-Iran tensions rise
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, after the death of Qasim Suleimani, threatened the United States with dire consequences and declared Qasim Suleimani a global face of resistance and declared three-day mourning in the country.
On the same day, US President Donald Trump had said that Major General Qasim Suleimani, the head of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Revolution, should have been killed long ago.
Donald Trump said in a tweet on social networking site Twitter that Qasim Suleimani had ‘dealt with many years ago because he was trying to kill many people but he was caught’.
In addition, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Iranian commander’s death in the US airstrike in Baghdad was aimed at stopping an “extreme attack” that posed a threat to Americans in the Middle East.
Iran, on the other hand, yesterday announced its complete withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
Earlier, a red flag was hoisted on the dome of the Jamaican mosque after Qasim Suleimani, the head of the Quds Force was killed in a US attack in Iran.
It should be noted that in ancient Iranian civilization, the purpose of raising the red flag was considered ‘war or war preparation’.