Crowds estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands turned out in Tehran on Monday to mourn the loss of their top general Qasem Soleimani.
Iran has vowed revenge for his death after he was killed by a U.S. drone strike last Friday in Baghdad. Tensions between the U.S. and Iran are soaring, with Tehran vowing to strike back. Meanwhile, the U.S. has vowed to hit Iran hard if it does that. The crisis has drawn lots of international reactions with calls for de-escalation and restraint.
CGTN’s Nawied Jabarkhyl reports.
To discuss all of this:
- Victor Gao is a Chinese international relations expert and commentator.
- Mohsen Milani is the executive director of the Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at the University of South Florida.
- Tony Shaffer is president of the London Center for Policy Research.
- Ahmed Tabaqchali is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani
U.S. military says it will reposition troops within Iraq in preparation for a possible withdrawal https://t.co/R5OgT0HzSn
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