On January 3, the commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Al-Quds Brigade, Qasim, said:\" I'm sorry. Suleimani was killed in a U.S. airstrike on the road outside Iraqi airport in Baghdad. His death, seen as one of the most influential figures in the iranian military and widely loved in iran, has sparked iranian iranian ire, and both supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei and president mr rohani have vowed iran will \"retaliate \".
On the night of January 5 local time, Iran announced the suspension of its nuclear agreement and no longer imposed any restrictions on its nuclear program. Iran has also threatened to retaliate against targets including U.S. and Israeli military bases. The United States responded to attacks on more Iranian targets and increased its presence in the Middle East.
Iraq, where the attack took place, has also taken tough action. The Iraqi National Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution to end the presence of foreign troops. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to impose sanctions on Iraq if it asks for a U.S. withdrawal.
In the wake of Suleimani's death, Iranian leaders have said they want revenge, including military strikes against US and Israeli military bases. So far, Iran has not taken substantive military action, but on Friday announced the suspension of the nuclear agreement.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed on Wednesday to \"exact severe revenge\" on the U.S. military's assassination, the Associated Press previously reported. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the U.S.'s actions a \"heinous crime,\" and reiterated that Iran would\" retaliate,\" while Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif stressed Iran's right to respond in any way at any time.
People take part in a march in Tehran, Iran, on January 3 to protest the bombing of Qassim Suleimani, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Al-Quds Brigade. Xinhua News Agency
A military adviser to Khamenei and former Iranian defence minister, Hissène d'Oréal, said:'We are looking forward to this. In an interview with CNN on Friday, Mr. Dehan further said Iran would certainly carry out a military strike against the United States, targeting U.S. military bases," it was the United States that started the war and they were responsible for their actions."
According to Iran's Tasnim news agency reported on Friday, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps former commander-in-chief Muhsin? Speaking at a rally in tehran to pay tribute to mr. suleimani, mr. lisay said iran's retaliation for the american assassination of mr. suleimani \"would be harsh \", targeting the israeli city of tel aviv, hafa and other israeli military installations, as israel suspected of leaking information related to his whereabouts to the united states.
In addition, according to the Iranian Fars news agency on Thursday, the dome of Iran's religious city of Khum al-Jamkaran mosque rose a blood-red flag, after the mosque never flew it. Video footage shows a photograph of Suleimani on a mosque worker as he carries a flag to the dome.
Qatar Peninsula TV reported on Friday that, in addition to the threat of military retaliation against the United States, Iran also announced the suspension of the implementation of the Iraqi nuclear agreement, thereby cancelling all restrictions on Iran's nuclear program.
In a statement released late on Friday, the Iranian government stressed that the suspension of the nuclear agreement was the fifth and final phase. At this stage, Iran will no longer limit the number of centrifuges, and its nuclear program will advance in accordance with its own technical requirements, and will no longer be subject to any restrictions on enrichment capacity, percentage of concentrates, quantity of concentrates and research and development in all respects.
\"If sanctions are lifted and Iran's interests satisfied, then Iran will be ready to resume its implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.\" \"Meanwhile, Iran's cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency will continue as before,\" the Iranian government wrote in its statement.
In addition, according to the Russian satellite news agency reported on Friday, Iran's foreign ministry pointed out that Iran does not refuse to engage in nuclear negotiations with the United States within the framework of the six countries of the Iran-Iraq nuclear agreement (i.e., the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, also known as the \"51\" framework).
Along with Suleimani, who was killed by U.S. forces in Baghdad, were Abu Dhabi, deputy commander of the Iraqi People's Mobilization Organization. Mehdi? Muhandis and others, and the U.S. military attack on Iraqi territory, also caused the anger of various Iraqi forces. There have been a number of suspected attacks on the United States in Iraq, and the Iraqi National Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for a United States-led international coalition to withdraw from Iraq.
On Thursday, Reuters reported that the Iraqi Shi'ite militia group, identified by the U.S. government as a \"terrorist group,\" warned Iraqi security forces on the same day, asking the latter not to enter the area within a kilometer of the U.S. military base from five days and nights. Although the \"real brigade\" did not mention the consequences of not acting in accordance with the request, but iraq has been a number of suspected attacks since 4, targeting u. s. troops.
Iraqi security forces issued a statement on Thursday, said that the day the \"green zone\" in the city center of baghdad (the region is secure, the u. s. embassy in iraq is located in the region), the community of judyaria and the u. s. troops stationed in the baald air base were rocket attacks, including three soldiers in the attack, airport runway damage.
On 5 May, the Iraqi National Assembly held a special meeting at which it voted to adopt a resolution on ending the presence of foreign troops. In accordance with the terms of the resolution, the Government of Iraq has cancelled previous requests for assistance to the United States-led international alliance during the war against the extremist group Islamic State and has banned the use of Iraqi territory, territorial waters and airspace by foreign forces for any reason.
The resolution calls on the Iraqi government to complain to the United Nations and the Security Council about the serious violations of Iraq's sovereignty and security, and urges the government to conduct the highest-level investigation into U.S. air strikes and inform the National Assembly of the results within 7 days.
\"It is in Iraq's and American interests for the United States to withdraw from Iraq.\" \"Especially after the recent escalation, Iraq must not be a stage for conflict or war,\" Iraqi caretaker Prime Minister Abdel-Mahdi said at the special session.
According to al-jazeera, mukhat al-qaeda al-qaeda, the spiritual leader of the coalition of reformers and the leader of shia religious groups, the largest party in iraq's national parliament. Sadr made a more demanding request. He commented that parliament had passed a resolution calling for u.s. troops to withdraw from iraq, saying that the move had failed to \"respond in an appropriate manner to the recent escalation in iraq \",\" a paltry response that was insufficient to counter u.s. violations of iraq's sovereignty and growing regional tensions \".
Al-Sadr cited a series of demands against the Government of Iraq, such as the immediate cancellation of the security agreement with the United States, the closure of the United States Embassy in Iraq, the \"humiliating\" expulsion of United States troops and the criminalization of exchanges with the United States Government. In addition, Al-Sadr called for an immediate meeting of the Iraqi and foreign resistance groups to form an \"international resistance corps \".
Mr. Sadr declared the \"Mahdi Army\" would re-operate after Mr. Suleimani was killed in the bombing, and the Shiite militia has repeatedly attacked U.S. forces in Iraq since U.S. forces invaded in 2003.
U.S. airstrikes killed Suleimani were ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump. In the face of tough Iranian and Iraqi counter-attacks, the United States continues to respond with threats of sanctions, troop increases, and the United States is on alert for possible threats.
In response to the iraqi parliament's resolution calling for u.s. troops to leave, mr. trump threatened to sanction iraq,\" we have a military base in balad 50 kilometers north of baghdad that cost us billions of dollars \"and\" we won't evacuate unless they compensate us for it \".
Trump stressed that if the iraqi government actually lets the u. s. withdraw and its attitude is not very friendly, the u. s.will impose sanctions on iraq in an \"unprecedented\" manner,\" which will even make the sanctions on iran seem unremarkable \".
In addition, Trump said on his Twitter account on Friday that if Iran attacked any U.S. citizen or asset belonging to the United States, U.S. forces would strike at 52 important locations in Iran that have been targeted, including a number of cultural sites. However, many within the Trump administration have opposed attacks on Iranian cultural sites, thus violating not only the Hague Convention but also UN Security Council resolution 2347 adopted in 2017, according to CNN. U. S. Secretary of State Pompeo later explained that the United States would \"act legally \".
In addition to verbal counter-attacks, the United States has responded substantially to the Iranian threat at home and abroad. Abroad, the U.S. Department of Defense on Wednesday decided to increase its presence in the Middle East. The Pentagon issued a statement on Wednesday saying a U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Rapid Response Unit brigade would be deployed to Kuwait as a precautionary measure in response to the threat of attacks on U.S. personnel and facilities in the Middle East, according to CNBC.
An anonymous pentagon source told the associated press that the pentagon was prepared to deploy 130 to 700 troops from a american army brigade stationed in italy to be in beirut, the capital of lebanon, to keep the embassy safe.
The U.S. military has added about 10,000 troops to the Middle East since rising tensions between the U.S. and Iraq in May 2019, and now has more than 60,000 troops in the region, data show.
In addition, the United States and its allies have also suspended training for Iraqi security forces since 3, the International League commander, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Pat A. White explained the move was intended to protect the security of foreign forces in Iraq.
At the same time, Fox News reported on the 4th, the United States Navy aircraft carrier Truman and its carrier battle group has now arrived in the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz, the entire battle group a total of dozens of F\/A-18\" bumblebee \"combat attack aircraft and hundreds of\" Tomahawk \"cruise missiles, are ready to fight. Previously, the US Navy had deployed the aircraft carrier Lincoln and its carrier battle group in the waters off the Strait of Hormuz.
In the United States, according to ABC on Thursday, U.S. Department of Homeland Security acting secretary of state, Chad O'Connell, said:'It's very important that we don't know what we're doing. The Department of Homeland Security stands ready to deal with any possible threat to the United States, Chad Wolf said in a statement.
\"Although no specific threats have been identified, the Department of Homeland Security will continue to monitor the situation and work with federal, state and other local agencies to ensure the safety of every American citizen. Wolf wrote in the statement.