Iran’s Supreme Leader calls slain Quds Force chief ‘international face of resistance,’ with state TV saying deadly Baghdad strike is Washington’s ‘greatest miscalculation’ since World War II.
Khamenei declared three days of public mourning for the general’s death.
An adviser to Rouhani warned US President Donald Trump of retaliation from Tehran. “Trump through his gamble has dragged the US into the most dangerous situation in the region,” Hessameddin Ashena wrote on the social media app Telegram. “Whoever put his foot beyond the red line should be ready to face its consequences.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif tweeted that targeting Soleimani was a “foolish escalation.” In a statement, the foreign ministry said the United States would pay for the “atrocity.”
“The US bears responsibility for all consequences of its rogue adventurism,” he wrote.