Jan 3, 2020, 7:44 PM
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Iraqi President: US to face security consequences

Tehran, Jan 3, IRNA – Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Friday that assassination of the IRGC's Quds Force Commander Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani will have security consequences for the US in Iraq and the region while inviting all parties to exercise self-restraint.

According to Iraqi media, Salih expressed condolences over the Martyrdom of General Soleimani and the acting commander of the volunteer Iraqi Shia Forces, known as the Deputy Commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (the Hash al-Shaabi) Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandes.

He added that the two figures played major role in fighting against ISIS.

He slammed US aggression, and called for unity, integration and setting aside differences in line with preserving national interests of Iraq, its sovereignty and security.

The IRGC has confirmed the martyrdom of the great commander in a statement.

Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message expressed his confidence that the flag of dignity, honor and bravery of this martyr will remain hoisted by the great troops of Islam and the honorable path of resistance and the path of sacrifice will be continued with strength.

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