Qasem Soleimani

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Congressman Unapologetic Over Fake Obama Picture

GOP's Paul Gosar defiant after posting doctored photo of ex-president, Iranian President Rouhani

(Newser) - A GOP congressman circulated a fake photo of former President Obama on Monday, showing him shaking hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted the photo, adding the caption, "The world is a better place without these guys in power." The photo has long been...

Dozens Die in Stampede at Soleimani Funeral

State TV reports 35 killed

(Newser) - A stampede erupted Tuesday at a funeral procession for a top Iranian general killed in a US airstrike last week, killing 35 people and injuring 48 others, state television reported. According to the report, the stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qasem Soleimani, as the...

Defense Chief Appears at Odds With Trump on Cultural Sites

Esper says they would not be targeted in Iran under 'laws of armed conflict'

(Newser) - President Trump has threatened to hit sites important to Iranian culture "VERY FAST AND VERY HARD" if the country retaliates for the killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani—but the Pentagon is not backing him up. Defense Secretary Mark Esper ruled out striking Iranian cultural sites Monday, saying, "We...

Iran&#39;s President to Trump: &#39;Remember the Number 290&#39;
Iran's President to Trump:
'Remember the Number 290'
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Iran's President to Trump: 'Remember the Number 290'

He warns Trump not to threaten Iran and its cultural sites

(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...

Trump Threatens Iraq With &#39;Very Big Sanctions&#39;
Trump Vows to Retaliate 
if Iraq Expels US Troops

Trump Vows to Retaliate if Iraq Expels US Troops

'It'll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame'

(Newser) - President Trump doubled down on his threat to attack Iranian cultural sites Sunday—and threatened Iraq, as well. The president responded to the Iraqi parliament's vote to expel all US troops by warning that the US could hit them with "sanctions like they've never seen before."...

Philippines Ready to Evacuate Workers From Iraq, Iran

Duterte tells military to prepare for deployment

(Newser) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the military to prepare to deploy its aircraft and ships "at any moment’s notice" to evacuate thousands of Filipino workers in Iraq and Iran, reflecting Asia’s growing fears for its citizens amid a potential outbreak of violence in the Middle East....

Federal Site Just Got Hacked
Federal Site Just Got Hacked

Federal Site Just Got Hacked

The hackers claim to be Iranian, but the US won't confirm

(Newser) - Looks like Iran has struck back—online, at least. As the world awaits the country's military response to the killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, images of an Iranian flag and President Trump getting punched in the face appeared Sunday on a US federal website. "Hacked By Iran Cyber...

Iran: The Nuclear Deal Is Done
Iran: The Nuclear Deal Is Done

Iran: The Nuclear Deal Is Done

Another repercussion of the Qassem Soleimani killing

(Newser) - Iran said Sunday it would no longer abide by any of the limits of its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after a US airstrike killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, ending an accord that blocked Tehran from having enough material to build an atomic weapon, the AP...

Iraq Votes to Eject All Foreign Troops

5K US troops would have to leave in vote taken 2 days after drone strike killed Iranian general

(Newser) - Iraq's parliament has voted to expel the US military from the country, reports the AP . Lawmakers voted Sunday in favor of a resolution that calls for ending foreign military presence in the country. The resolution's main aim is to get the US to withdraw some 5,000 US...

Trump to Iran: Retaliate at Your Peril

President says US has 52 targets ready to go if Iran strikes back

(Newser) - The war of words between President Trump and Iran is intensifying after the assassination of Gen. Qasem Soleimani , with Trump taking to Twitter on Saturday to threaten to take out 52 Iranian targets should Tehran deign to respond. "Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any...

How Trump Made His 'Tremendously Bold' Choice

During talks at Mar-a-Lago, he apparently wanted blood right away

(Newser) - During his annual Christmas vacation, President Trump huddled at his Florida club with top national security advisers. Days earlier, a rocket attack by an Iranian-funded group struck a US-Iraqi base, killing an American contractor and wounding several others. Trump's advisers presented him with an array of options for responding,...

Rose McGowan Defends Tweet About Iran Airstrike

The actor takes heat for her claim that 'the USA has disrespected your country'

(Newser) - Rose McGowan's tweet that apologized on behalf of the US to Iran for "disrespecting their flag and people" in the wake of an airstrike that killed the country's top general was not anti-American, the actress said in the face of harsh criticism. "I don't support...

Mourners in Military Fatigues: 'Death to America'

But not everyone is grieving Soleimani's death

(Newser) - Thousands of mourners chanting "America is the Great Satan" marched in a funeral procession Saturday through Baghdad for Iran's top general and Iraqi militant leaders, who were killed in a US airstrike, the AP reports. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds force and mastermind...

Will Airstrike Turn Proxy War Into a &#39;Hot War&#39;?
Trump: 'We Took Action
Last Night to Stop a War'
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Trump: 'We Took Action Last Night to Stop a War'

President defends military strike

(Newser) - The US took out Iran's top commander . So what happens next? President Trump insisted Friday afternoon that he's not looking for "regime change" or to start a war. "We took action last night to stop a war," he said at Mar-a-Lago, per CNN . "We...

Trump Tweets About Iran After Airstrike
Trump Tweets About
Iran After Airstrike

Trump Tweets About Iran After Airstrike

'He should have been taken out many years ago!'

(Newser) - President Trump is out with tweets Friday morning justifying the military strike that killed a top Iranian commander. Qasem Soleimani, the president asserted, got what he deserved. Soleimani "has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill many more...

Military Airstrike Roils the Stock Market

Dow falls more than 200 at open as oil prices surge

(Newser) - Investors aren't happy about the new world tension set off by the Pentagon's killing of an Iranian commander. The Dow fell more than 200 points at the open and global stocks slumped as well, reports the Wall Street Journal . Also, oil prices were surging on fears that new...

US Killing of Iran General Seen as 'Major Escalation'

Embassy tells all US citizens to leave Iraq

(Newser) - The killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a US airstrike Thursday night is widely being described as a "game changer"—and a major escalation in the Middle East. Gen. Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, was killed along with Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis...

US Drone Strike Kills Top Iranian General

Qasem Soleimani was killed at Baghdad airport

(Newser) - Iran vowed "harsh retaliation" after its top general was killed by an American drone strike in Iraq Thursday night. The Pentagon confirmed that it had taken "decisive action" against Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who was killed as he left the Baghdad airport in a convoy with leaders of...

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