Iran's President to Trump: 'Remember the Number 290'

He warns Trump not to threaten Iran and its cultural sites
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2020 3:38 PM CST
The coffins of Gen. Qasem Soleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by the US airstrike are carried on a truck surrounded by mourners in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.   (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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(Newser) – Iranian police say millions of people flocked to Tehran for Gen. Qasem Soleimani's Monday funeral, and the AP says it seems that at least 1 million would be an accurate figure based on aerial footage and its own journalists. But in a piece for the Washington Post, Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad urges skepticism. "In the city of Ahvaz, where large numbers of people turned out to mourn Soleimani, the government has forced students and officials to attend," she writes. "It provided free transport and ordered shops to shut down." One of those who was willingly there: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who "broke down in tears four times while offering Muslim prayers for the dead," per the AP. More:

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