Soleimani’s daughter warns US of “dark day” to come as Iranians gather for funeral

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The daughter of general Qasem Soleimani Iranian has warned the US and Israel of a “dark day” ahead.

“Crazy Trump, don’t think that everything is over with my father’s martyrdom. The families of US soldiers in the Middle East will spend their days waiting for the death of their children,” said Zenaib Soleimani.

Tens of thousands of mourners have flooded Iran’s cities to pay their final respects to the general, who was killed in a US airstrike on January 3.

Soleimani was internationally regarded as the second most powerful figure in Iran behind the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei.

Black-clad mourners in the streets of Tehran have called for revenge on the US, waving flags and carrying portraits of the late general. During Soleimani’s funeral, Ayatollah Khamenei wept while leading prayers.

Iran’s president vows revenge

One of Soleimani’s daughters was filmed asking the president, “Mr. Rouhani, my father would avenge his friends if their blood were shed. Now who is avenging my father’s blood?”

In response, Rouhani promised her that “ everyone will take revenge. We will, we will avenge his blood.”

Americans worry over what’s next

“We are really worried that the actions that the president took, will get us to what he calls ‘another endless war in the Middle East’. He promised we wouldn’t have that and I think we are closer to that now because of his actions,” Schumer said.

Meanwhile, US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren questioned the timing of Trump’s order to assassinate Soleimani, calling it a step that “puts everyone at risk.”

Why did Trump order the killing of Soleimani so close to the Senate impeachment trial?

Originally published at https://themilsource.com on January 7, 2020.

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