- Iran has promised to retaliate against the United States for the death of Qasem Soleimani
- Soleimani was the second most powerful man in Iran
- Protests have erupted across Iran in response to the US attack
In response to the attack on Iran's Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani, the country has promised that retaliation will follow against the United States.
"America should know that its criminal attack on General Soleimani has been the country's biggest mistake in west Asia, and America will not avoid the consequences of this wrong calculation easily," the Supreme National Security Council said in a statement.
"These criminals will face severe vengeance... in the right place and time," it added.
Briefly.co.za learned that the attack on Soleimani was prompted by an incident this week when a pro-Iran protest laid siege to the US embassy in Iraq, according to the Pentagon.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, has promised "swift revenge" for the attack on Soleimani.
Protest have erupted across Iran with citizens demanding action against the US with chants of "Death to America".
United States President Donal Trump had tweeted that the attack on Soleimani should have happened many years earlier according to enca.com.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes that Soleimani was planning an attack against the US.
Soleimani was the second most powerful person in Iran after Khamenei. Esmail Qaani has been named as the successor to Soleimani.
Earlier this week, Briefly.co.za reported on the attack on Soleimani, including details of the strike against the Revolutionary Guards commander.
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