Latest updates on Iran general Qasem Soleimani's killing: Funeral procession begins in Kerman

WION Web Team Tehran, Tehran, Iran Jan 07, 2020, 10.47 AM(IST)

Don't think that everything's over with father's martyrdom: Zeinab Soleimani Photograph:( Reuters )

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Ahead of global tension that had been escalating post-Soleimani's death, the United Nations calls for 'maximum restraint'. 

Post-Soleimani’s death, tensions have been escalating between Iran and the United States even as the funeral procession of slain Iran General Soleimani began in his hometown Kerman today. The Iranian general will be buried later on Tuesday.

  • Iran’s Quds Force Commander, Qasem Soleimani will be buried in his hometown, Kerman.
     
  • The three-day national funeral procession in Iran and Iraq will end today.
     
  • Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei promised "severe revenge".
     
  • Mourners shouted ‘revenge’ during the national funeral procession observed in Soleimani’s death.
     
  • Addressing the crowd during a funeral procession on Monday, Soleimani’s daughter, Zeinab Soleimani, called US President ‘Crazy Trump and added, "Don’t think everything is over", and promised "dark days" for the US in the days ahead. 
     
  • The Tehran government said it will roll back from the international nuclear accord.
     
  • Saudi’s foreign minister, Prince Faisal, said, “It is certainly a very dangerous moment."
     
  • President Donald Trump tweeted, "IRAN WILL NEVER HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON!" over Iran’s announcement on Uranium extraction. 
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  • Amid rising global tensions, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his concern and called for ‘maximum restraint’.

Watch: Soleimani to be buried today in Iranian hometown


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(With Inputs from AFP)