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‘Act of international terrorism’: Iran vows ‘vigorous revenge’ on US after Quds Force chief killed in US airstrike

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced a series of US airstrikes that killed the chief of the elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, as international terrorism, warning the US of consequences for “rogue adventurism.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced a series of US airstrikes that killed the chief of the elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, as international terrorism, warning the US of consequences for “rogue adventurism.”

In a statement on Soleimani’s death, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei warned that “revenge awaits the criminals who have stained their hands in his blood.” He promised that the airstrike will only “double” Tehran’s resistance against rivals in the region.

Mohsen Rezaee, a member of a council that advises Khamenei and a retired major general in the Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), also sent out a tweet on Thursday night vowing swift retaliation for the assassination.

“Martyr [#Qasem Soleimani]… joined his martyred brothers, but we will take vigorous revenge on America,” he said.

A number of US airstrikes near Baghdad International Airport earlier on Thursday left Soleimani and several Iraqi militia leaders dead, with two other Iraqi commanders reportedly arrested by US Marines. The Pentagon later confirmed the strikes, stating they were “aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans.”

https://www.rt.com/news/477355-iran-international-terrorism-us-strike/

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olivia kroth
January 3, 2020

A decent man was murdered by the shitty, cowardly US.

olivia kroth
January 3, 2020

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TEP
TEP
January 3, 2020

I figure Iran will have to retaliate and thus this will likely escalate. The Saker initially thinks war is 80% certain, I think it’s probably a bit higher than that.

Neo Nero
Neo Nero
January 3, 2020

The worst mistake Trump has ever made in his life. The Neocons will get their war finally, but young Americans will pay the price with their blood. Iran is not Iraq or Afghanistan. This thing may go nuclear very quickly.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Neo Nero
January 4, 2020

“Vigorous revenge” by Iran can be carried out in different ways. I think it will be sabotage, not war. The Iranians are to smart to start a war.

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