Iran Promises ‘Harsh’ Retaliation After US Takes Out Major Military Figure in Drone Strike

The nation of Iran has long been toying with the United States, constantly poking and prodding the western superpower in hopes of drawing them into a conflict.

The latest aggression by Tehran came this week in the siege of the US embassy in Iraq, which was quickly determined to be the work of an Iran-backed militia in the region.  Protesters descended upon the site, scaling the walls and setting fire to the building, all while chanting “death to America” and other anti-US jargon.

Only after a sizable deployment of Marines arrived did the violence end, but not before protesters did enough damage to indefinitely suspend the work of the US consulate which was housed in the building.

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In return, President Trump ordered an airstrike that shook Iran to its core, killing one of the nation’s most prominent leaders and military minds.  Tehran is now promising revenge.

Iran warned Friday a “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the United States after top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was killed by the Pentagon in an airstrike.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed vengeance.

Khamenei said in a statement published by Iranian state media that the “cruelest people on earth” assassinated the “honorable” commander who “courageously fought for years against the evils and bandits of the world.”

Khamenei called for three days of mourning.

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Iran has been at odds with the United States for decades, and recent months have seen an increase in volatility in the region.

Not only have the Iranian Revolutionary Guard been found responsible for numerous attacks on the Middle East’s oil infrastructure, but Iranian forces also downed a US military aircraft over the Strait of Hormuz just months ago.

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