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.
MORE INFORMATIONphoto 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.
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