Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 4-1-2020

Iran Daily

 

Leader vows harsh revenge for US assassination of Gen. Soleimani

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei warned on Friday “harsh revenge is waiting” for the “criminals” who martyred IRGC Quds Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

 

Countries criticize US assassination of Iranian

The US assassination of the top Iranian commander, Major General Qassem Soleimani drew condemnations from different countries.

 

Iran’s Leader names new Quds commander following

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Esmail Qaani as the new head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force following US assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani.

 

Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces say airstrike near

Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces in a statement said the US airstrike near Taji road north of Baghdad late on Friday targeted convoy of medics, not senior leaders.

 

Tehran Times

 

Trump may have given Iran an unintended assist

What with all the recent movements and protests in Baghdad around the U.S. embassy in the Green Zone resulting from the U.S. attacks on elements of Iraq’s and Syria’s national defenses, and then the blame game against Iran, it’s no wonder that confusion reigns. And in Iraq the confusion is bleeding with U.S. attacks on Hashd al-Sha’abi (officially a part of the Iraqi army)  positions and personnel in Baghdad and elsewhere.

 

U.S. oil workers leaving Iraq after air strike

Dozens of U.S. citizens working for foreign oil companies in the southern Iraqi oil city of Basra were leaving the country on Friday, the Oil Ministry said, after a U.S. air strikekilled a top Iranian  commander in Iraq.

 

Iranians hold rallies, urging revenge for Soleimani assassination

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians, angry over the assassination of IRGC Quds Force Chief Major General Qassem Soleimani, held rallies across the country on Friday urging revenge for his death.

 

Leader vows ‘hard revenge’ for Gen. Soleimani’s martyrdom

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei released a message on Friday to express his deepest condolences over the martyrdom of Commander of the IRGC Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani, saying Iran will take hard revenge on the criminals who killed the top Iranian general.

 

Rouhani: Nations will undoubtedly take revenge on “criminal” U.S.

President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran and other independent countries in the region will “undoubtedly” take revenge on the “criminal” U.S. for assassinating General Soleimani, commander of the IRGC Quds Force.

 

Larijani: Soleimani assassination won’t go unanswered

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has condemned the U.S. for its horrendous crime of assassinating General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, saying such a terrorist act “will not go unpunished”.“

 

Zarif: U.S. terrorist act in assassinating General Soleimani is ‘extremely dangerous and foolish escalation’

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif released a statement on the U.S. assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani.

 

Lieutenant General Soleimani was symbol of Iran’s national security: government

The spokesman for the Iranian government said on Friday that IRGC Quds Commander Lieutenant General Soleimani, who was assassinated in a U.S. air raid in Baghdad early on Friday, was a symbol of the Iranians’ national security, unity and might.

 

IRGC: U.S. happiness over martyrdom of General Soleimani will not last long

Brigadier General Ramazan Sharif, the spokesman for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, said on Friday that the United States’ happiness over the martyrdom of Commander of the IRGC Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani “will not last long”.

 

U.S. and its mercenaries will pay for their terrorist crime: Velayati

Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader, said on Friday that the United States and its mercenaries will pay for their terrorist crime in assassinating IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani.

 

Harsh retaliation awaits U.S. for killing General Soleimani: defense minister

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami on Friday warned the United States of severe consequences for the assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani, vowing to take “severe revenge” from those behind the attack.

 

Army ground force chief: Iran’s armed forces will continue path of General Soleimani

Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari, commander of Army ground forces, said on Friday that the Iranian armed forces will continue the path of General Qassem Soleimani in the fight against
global arrogance.