07 January 2020 - 08:02
News ID: 448428
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The foreign diplomatic corps in Tehran attended the funeral procession of Iran's counter-terrorism commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani who was assassinated in a US airstrike on Baghdad International Airport on Friday morning.

RNA - Ambassadors of Turkey, Afghanistan, Palestine, Oman, Azerbaijan and Iraq were among the Tehran-based diplomatic corps attending the funeral procession.

Lieutenant General Soleimani and acting Commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) units, known as Hashd al-Shaabi, Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandes, who were separately leaving Baghdad airport in two cars were targeted on Friday morning.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei led mass prayers for Martyr Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani.

According to Fars News Agency, heads of the three branches of the government, members of the Expediency Council, cabinet members, vice-presidents, Members of parliament, senior Iranian military commanders, Friday prayers leaders, provincial officials and a huge number of Iranians from all walks of life attended the ceremony.

General Soleimani's body was transferred to Ahwaz, southwestern Iran, where he was warmly welcomed by hundreds of thousands of people.

He was then taken to Mashhad, northeastern Iran. Hundreds of thousands Iranians attended the ceremony in Mashhad.

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