Iran's leader Khamenei leads huge crowds and weeps at commander's funeral
Monday, 6 January 2020 Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led vast crowds in prayers in Tehran on Monday at the funeral of slain military commander Qassem Soleimani, publicly weeping for the general killed by a U.S. drone strike.
Dozens of people were killed in a stampede among huge crowds of mourners at the funeral ceremony for a slain military commander in the southeastern Iranian city of Kerman on Tuesday, state-affiliated media reported.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that Americans are to be expelled from Iraq and Syria. Khamenei said Americans’ actions in the region had led to them being hated. The Americans won’t stay in Iraq and Syria and will be expelled. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Iran's Supreme Leader Reuters reports the announcement was a renewal of Iran’s demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East.
Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday, according to the Fars news agency. Edward Baran reports.
The lead vessel of a five-tanker flotilla carrying fuel supplied by Iran to gasoline-thirsty Venezuela neared one of its state-run ports as President Nicolas Maduro thanked Tehran on Sunday. Libby Hogan reports.
Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the U.S. Department of State's special representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei..