Iran ‘will re­spond’ to US as­sas­si­na­tion

Pretoria News - - WORLD -

TEHRAN: Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani said yes­ter­day that Iran had re­sponded, and would re­spond, to Amer­ica’s as­sas­si­na­tion of Ma­jor-Gen­eral Qassem Soleimani, the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guards com­man­der killed in a US drone strike in Iraq in Jan­uary.

Rouhani was speak­ing after a cabi­net meet­ing.

Soleimani, 62, leader of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guards’ Quds Force, was in­stru­men­tal in ex­pand­ing Iran’s mil­i­tary in­flu­ence in the Mid­dle East, han­dling clan­des­tine op­er­a­tions out­side Iran.

Qassem Soleimani

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