Thousands of iraqis fired the general of the iranian Soleimani, with the cry of death to America

Thousands of people have gathered since the early hours of the morning in Baghdad to give the last farewell to the general, iran's Qasem Soleimani —architect o

Thousands of iraqis fired the general of the iranian Soleimani, with the cry of death to America

Thousands of people have gathered since the early hours of the morning in Baghdad to give the last farewell to the general, iran's Qasem Soleimani —architect of the interventions iranians in the middle East—; the commander of the militia, paramilitary iraqi shiite Forces of Popular Mobilization (FMP), Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, and other eight members of the military of both countries killed Friday by a drone of the united States at the airport of the capital of Iraq. In the funeral, walking with the crowd, it has seen the iraqi prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, who has qualified of “martyrs” killed in the u.s. attack, that calling her a “violation of iraqi sovereignty”. They have also participated the former chief of the Government of Iraq, Nuri al-Maliki, as well as the chairman of the FMP, Falih al-Fayad, and Hadi al-Amiri, the leader of the Organization Bader, one of the more powerful groups of this coalition of militias.

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photo gallery The funeral through the streets of Baghdad, in pictures Iran promises a “tough” revenge and is seeking to close ranks after protests by X-ray of the alliances that extend the influence of Iran in the middle East, Qasem Soleimani, the general who was leading the projection of Iran in the region

The start of the funeral occurs while the region contains the breath waiting for an iranian response to the attack, whose Army has reiterated that it expected a "revenge hard", although without precipitation.

Holding flags of the parties and armed groups affiliated to shi'a and dresses of black or dark colors, the participants in the funeral have marched peacefully from the shrine of Kadhimiya, along the Tigris river, the cry of “¡venganza!” or “death to America!”, informs agency France Presse. The procession that carried the casket has entered then in the called Green Zone, although only accompanied by the official representatives, while the crowd was left on the doors of this district are shielded, where are the main institutions of the iraqi Government and the Embassy of EE UU. Before the legation diplomatic american were violent demonstrations in the days leading up to the death of Soleimani, that resulted in an assault on the precinct, as a response to a bombing of Washington against paramilitary proiraníes. The protests were broken up Wednesday, by order of the conveners, but Washington accused Tehran of being after them and threatened to make him pay “a high price”.

The iraqi Parliament, which was scheduled to debate Saturday on a resolution to demand the withdrawal of u.s. troops, has postponed a day of the session to allow the deputies to attend the burial. The american troops that operate in the framework of the international coalition in Iraq have reported that it will review its participation, and the coalition has announced that it temporarily reduced its military action against the Islamic State due to the security situation in the country, informs agency France Presse.

iranian Army, by the mouth of his spokesman Abolfazi Shekarchi stated that you will not take any hasty decision, but that in revenge for the murder of Soleimani “it shall be done” and will be “hard”. The funeral of the controversial commander of The Quds force, the elite Revolutionary Guard, will last several days and his body will be taken, along with Muhandis, to Kerbala and Najaf, holy cities for the tradition of shi'a islam. The corpse of Soleimani will be repatriated on Sunday to Iran. In the sanctuary of the imam Reza, in Mashhad (northwest of the country), his mortal remains will be exposed for a day before being given a State ceremony in Tehran on Monday. The next day he will be buried in his home province, Kerman, according to information of the official agencies iranians.

Updated Date: 04 January 2020, 14:00

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