The American President, Donald Trump, celebrated, on Friday, the assassination of the commander of the Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, in an American bombing in Iraq.
The American president posted a tweet to him on his Twitter account, today (January 3, 2019), a picture that included only the American flag, in an implicit reference to the assassination.
And the official Iraqi TV announced the killing of the Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani and the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, in a missile attack on the road to Baghdad International Airport.
Three Katyusha rockets fell on Baghdad International Airport and wounded a number of citizens, according to the Security Media Cell in Iraq.
According to government security media cell in a statement posted on the front page site Facebook that three Katyusha rockets slammed into Baghdad ‘s international airport , near injuring a number of citizens. ”
A security source said that the relations official in the popular crowd Mohammed Jabri was killed after targeting two cars in the bombing of Baghdad airport .
the Reuters news agency quoted a spokesman for the popular crowd, Ahmed al – Asadi, as saying: “the American enemies and the Israelis are responsible for the killing of the Mujahideen Abu Mahdi engineer Qassem Soleimani.”
Iran has vowed Friday morning to avenge the death of General Qassem Soleimani in a US air strike near Baghdad international Airport, Meanwhile, an emergency meeting of the Iranian National Security Council was decided to discuss the appropriate response
, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday that the United States bears responsibility for all the consequences of its “rogue adventure.”
Zarif added in a tweet on Twitter, “The act of international terrorism carried out by the United States has targeted The assassination of General Soleimani – the most effective force fighting ISIS, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda, and others – is a very dangerous and foolish escalation. ”
As for the head of Iran’s Diagnostic Authority, Mohsen Rezaei, the United States promised“ revenge ”for the killing of the Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani.
“Soleimani joined his brothers martyrs, but we will take revenge on him from America, the evil of revenge,” Rezaei said in a tweet on Twitter.
The US Department of Defense had announced earlier today that the killing of Soleimani had been ordered by President Donald Trump.
Later on, it was announced in Tehran that an emergency meeting of the Iranian National Security Council be held.
Iranian media quoted the spokesperson of the Supreme National Security Council in Iran, Kiwan Khosravi, as saying that the council “will hold an extraordinary meeting within hours to discuss the deadly attack that targeted General Soleimani’s car in Baghdad and led to his martyrdom.”
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards had earlier acknowledged the killing of the commander of the Quds Force, Major General Qassim Suleimani, in a US strike in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Thursday night.
Iranian state television said at dawn today, Friday, that Soleimani was killed in a raid by American helicopters on Baghdad International Airport and a road close to it.
For its part, the Pentagon said that the army killed Soleimani at the direction of President Donald Trump, “as a decisive defense measure to protect US personnel abroad.”
The ministry stated in a statement that Soleimani approved the recent attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad and was working diligently to develop plans to attack American diplomats and soldiers in the region, and considered that his killing was aimed at deterring Iran’s plans.
“Soleimani and his Quds Force are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition forces,” the Pentagon said.