Iran’s parliament has just passed a bill calling all Unites States’ forces terrorists. This decision comes after the U.S. assassinated top military commander Qassem Soleimani in an air attack last week ordered by President Trump.
#Iran‘s Parliament unanimously approved a motion designating the #Pentagon & all subsidiaries #Terrorist following the #US assassination of General #Soleimani on President Trump’s direct order v @Iran_NewsRoom.— Elijah J. Magnier (@ejmalrai) January 7, 2020
US Army members wld be considered terrorist-designated US officers”. pic.twitter.com/YY7f2ehpYx
Soleimani was a popular head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) foreign operations arm Quds Force and his death has resulted in Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declaring three days of mourning. Millions of Iranians have joined together to mourn.
“The great and glorious commander of Islam is in heaven now. For years he fought purely and bravely against the world devils and miscreants, and for years with the hope of martyrdom, finally dear Soleimani reached this grand post. With his absence … his path will not be suspended or closed, but there is severe revenge for criminals who did this” says Khamenei.
According to Common Dreams, the Iranian Parliament also voted to allocate $220 million to the Quds Force, the unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) which Soleimani led, “to boost their defensive power” and to “avenge” Soleimani’s death.
In an interview with CNN, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif claims President Donald Trump “has no respect for international law and is prepared to commit war crimes.”
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have increased significantly after Soleimani’s assassination.