Fallout from the US killing of Qasem Soleimani

January 06, 2020

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani are shown in front of a large group of people with their heads bowed and praying.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani pray near the coffins of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an airstrike at Baghdad airport, in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 6, 2020.

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Official Khamenei website/handout via Reuters

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