The daughter of slain Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani warned the households of U.S. troopers deployed within the Middle East that they “will spend their days ready for the dying of their kids” throughout the funeral Monday in Tehran.
Whereas chatting with an enormous crowd at Enqelab-e-Eslami (Islamic Revolution) sq., Soleimani’s daughter, Zeinab, immediately threatened an assault on the U.S. army within the area, following a rise in tensions between Tehran and Washington.
“Households of the American troopers in western Asia have witnessed America’s humiliation in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Yemen and Palestine wars, and can spend their days ready for the dying of their kids,” she mentioned in Farsi, which was translated by the Related Press.
Through the funeral, Iran’s Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — who had an in depth relationship with Soleimani — wept and prayed over his casket and the caskets of others killed throughout conventional Muslim prayers for the useless.
Esmail Ghaani, the final changing Soleimani reportedly stood close to Khamenei throughout the funeral. Iranian President Hassan Rouhbaani and different prime leaders throughout the Islamic Republic had been additionally in attendance.
Demonstrators unfurled crimson Shiite flags, which historically symbolize each the spilled blood of somebody unjustly killed and a name for vengeance.
The processions mark the primary time Iran honored a single man with a multi-city ceremony. Not even Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who based the Islamic Republic, obtained such a processional along with his dying in 1989. Soleimani on Monday will lie in state at Tehran’s famed Musalla mosque because the revolutionary chief did earlier than him.
Soleimani will likely be buried in his hometown of Kerman.
The Related Press contributed to the report