Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed the commander of the special forces “al-Quds,” the Iranian Islamic revolutionary guard Corps, General Ismail of Kaani. According to the Syrian news Agency SANA, has already issued a decree on his appointment is broken in the US air strike in Baghdad major General Qassem Soleimani, reports TASS.
the murder of the head of “al-Quds” Iran will respond “at the appropriate time in the near future” promise in Tehran. According to the official representative of the government of Iran, Ali Rabia, “USA crossed red line”, reports RIA Novosti. Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei has previously also promised to avenge the death of General Soleimani.
In Iran, Qasem Soleimani was considered a national hero and enjoyed the confidence of Ali Khamenei, who ruled directly. Khamenei called him “a living Martyr”, and the US and Israel considered a sworn enemy. Iran declared three days of mourning.
In Moscow, the murder of General Soleimani was regarded as an adventurous step that will lead to increased tension throughout the region. “Soleimani faithfully served the cause of protection of national interests of Iran. We Express our sincere condolences to the Iranian people,” — said the Russian foreign Ministry.