Rockets and mortars have hit an air base in Iraq and Baghdad’s Green Zone, two days after a top Iranian general was killed by a U.S. drone strike, soliciting pledges of revenge from Iran.
The main index of Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) plunged by more than 4.36% on Saturday in reaction to General Qassem Soleimani's killing in Iraq on December 2.
Iraq’s pro-Iran Hashed al-Shaabi militia claimed early Saturday that an air attack hit one of its convoys north of Baghdad near Taji military base.
The United States has designated Asaib Ahl Al-Haq as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), saying the Iraqi militia is a proxy for Iran.
U.S. President Trump speaking on Friday defended his decision to order an attack that killed Iran’s top general in Baghdad late on Thursday, as an act to “stop a war”.
Iranian media say the family of General Qassem Soleimani have announced that he will be buried in his hometown Kerman after a ceremony officiated by the Supreme Leader in Tehran on Sunday.
Iran's Supreme National Security Council said Iran will take hard revenge against those who killed Qassem Soleimani "at the right time and place".
U.S. President Donald Trump commented Friday on the killing of Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani, tweeting, “He should have been taken out many years ago!”
Oil prices rose and most major global stock markets declined after the shock of a U.S. attack that killed the most important Iranian military commander.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that he has reiterated the US commitment to de-escalation in talks with allied counterparts.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appointed Brigadier General Esmail Qaani (Ghaani) as commander of Qods force less than 12 hours after the killing of Qassem Soleimani by a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad.
The top environmental official in Iran says the number of under-one-year-old babies dying of air pollution in Iran is six times more than the one in the neighboring Turkey.