Tag: qasem

Iraqi armed factions call meeting to begin anti-US fight

Iraqi armed factions called on Tuesday for an urgent meeting to face "the war against the resistance," after a US strike on Baghdad last week killed top Iranian and Iraqi commanders. "We will regroup the forces of the resistance in a single entity to respond...

‘Avenge his blood’: Iranians throng streets for Soleimani burial

by Amir Havasi Mourners thronged Qasem Soleimani's hometown on Tuesday, many of them baying for blood to avenge the assassination of the top Iranian military commander in a US drone strike. "No compromise, no submission, revenge!" they yelled as they tried to catch a glimpse of...

Huge crowds in Iran mourn general killed by US drone

by Amir Havasi A sea of black-clad Iranians on Monday mourned the top commander killed in last week's US drone strike that inflamed tensions across the Middle East, as NATO was set to discuss the spiralling crisis. Iranians clutching "Down with USA" signs and portraits of...

Iran: US asked for proportionate response to general’s killing

Washington asked Tehran to respond "in proportion" after US forces killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, the deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards said. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps confirmed Soleimani, the commander of its Quds Force foreign operations arm, had been killed on...