According to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Washington’s actions are dangerous and lead to escalation.
“An act of international terrorism by the United States aimed at killing General Suleimani — the most effective force fighting the Islamic State, al-Nusra, al-Qaeda, etc. — is extremely dangerous and is a stupid escalation,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter page.
He added that the US is responsible for all the consequences of its “fraudulent adventure.”
According to Free News, the former commander of the IRGC, Secretary of the expediency Council (Advisory body under the Supreme leader) Mohsen Rezaee said that Iran would avenge the death of the General to the United States.
“Qasem Suleimani, who died the death of a Martyr, has joined his brothers in taking tough revenge on the United States,” Rezaee wrote on Twitter.
On Friday night, it became known that in Baghdad, as a result of US airstrikes on a convoy of cars near the airport, the Commander of the elite al-Quds unit of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC), Major General Qasem Suleimani, was killed. The Pentagon said in a statement that the operation against Suleimani was carried out in the direction of Donald Trump for “defensive purposes.” “General Suleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and military personnel in Iraq and throughout the region,” the US Defense Department said.