Iranians protest in response to Qassem Soleimani’s killing

Iranians protest in response to Qassem Soleimani’s killing
# 03 January 2020 15:25 (UTC +04:00)

Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets of Kerman City, Tehran and other cities following Friday prayers to protest in response to news of the killing of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani in a US airstrike in the early hours of 3 January, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has vowed to exact vengeance on the US following the death of Soleimani and declared three days of mourning. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also said that Tehran would take revenge on Washington over Soleimani’s assassination.

In Iraq, influential Shiite politician and prominent cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on supporters to be ready to defend the country, while Popular Mobilisation Forces also urged followers to prepare for a response to Washington.

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