- President Hassan Rouhani of Iran wants the United States to expect his country to revenge the killing of Commander Qasem Soleimani
- Soleimani was killed in an airstrike carried out by the US forces in Iraq
- Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also promises 'harsh revenge' over the death of Soleimani
The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, has expressed anger over the killing of his country's Quds force commander, Qasem Soleimani, by a United States airstrike in Iraq.
President Rouhani said his country will revenge the death of Soleimani as tension continues to build around the world over the act by the US.
Reuters reports that Rouhani said the death of Soleimani has further invigorated Iran to resist the US.
"Soleimani's martyrdom will make Iran more decisive to resist America's expansionism and to defend our Islamic values.
"With no doubt, Iran and other freedom-seeking countries in the region will take his revenge," Rouhani said in a statement as reported by Iranian state television.
Legit.ng earlier reported a message published to the official website of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in which he vowed revenge for the killing of Soleimani.
According to him, a "harsh revenge awaits the criminals" involved.
It was reported that the assassination of the top military leader marks a major escalation in regional tensions that have pitted Tehran against the US and Washington's Gulf Arab allies in the region.
A CNN's report also quoted Pentagon saying that Soleimani and his Quds force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members, and the wounding of thousands more.
The Pentagon also blamed the Iranian general for orchestrating attacks on coalition bases in Iraq in recent months, including an attack on December 27, that culminated in the deaths of an American contractor and Iraqi personnel.
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