Jan 8, 2020, 5:08 PM
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Rouhani underlines kicking out US forces from region

Tehran, Jan 8, IRNA - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message stressed kicking US forces out of the region as the final answer to assassinating the Iranian commander.

"General Soleimani fought heroically against ISIS, Al Nusra, Al Qaeda, et al," Rouhani wrote in his Twitter account.

"If it weren’t for his war on terror, European capitals would be in great danger now," he added.

"Our final answer to his assassination will be to kick all US forces out of the region, he noted.

Lieutenant General Soleimani and the acting commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) - known as the Hashd al-Shaabi - Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandis, separately leaving Baghdad airport in two cars were targeted and assassinated on Friday upon the instruction of the US President Donald Trump.

The Iraqi media said that the US helicopters targeted both cars.

 The IRGC targeted the US airbase of Ain al-Assad in Anbar province in western Iraq on Wednesday in response to the US assassination of its great commander.

The IRGC said in a statement that it would release more details about the strike. 

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei commented on the martyrdom of the great commander of the IRGC's Quds Forces and said harsh and severe revenge is awaiting the criminals.

The IRGC said in the statement that the attacks came in response to the criminal and terrorist operation of the assassination of the commander of the IRGC Quds Forces Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani by the US occupying forces in Iraq.

The statement stressed that to retaliate the US criminal act, the IRGC targeted the US airbase in Iraq with tens of surface-to-surface missiles.

The IRGC further warned the hegemonic and bloodthirsty US as the Great Satan that any evil act, any new measure and any king of aggression on its part will be met with an even harsher response.

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