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Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed by a drone strike approved by US President Donald Trump.
The daughter of the Iranian commander killed in an American airstrike has warned the US it faces a “dark day” for his death.
Major General Qassem Soleimani was targeted by a drone in an operation approved by President Donald Trump last week, prompting the Middle Eastern nation to vow revenge.
In an address broadcast live on state television, she said: “Crazy Trump, don’t think that everything is over with my father’s martyrdom.”
She added that a “dark day” would befall the US and Israel as a result of his death in Baghdad on Friday.
Her statement came after her father’s replacement General Esmail Ghaani, who now leads the Quds unit of Iran’s revolutionary guard, said he would get “rid of America from the region”.
Speaking ahead of the funeral in Tehran, he said: “God the almighty has promised to get his revenge, and God is the main avenger. Certainly actions will be taken.”
He is expected to continue his predecessor’s efforts to expand Iran’s military influence in the Middle East.
The force he now leads is comparable with a combination of America’s CIA and special forces, and commentators have compared his status to that of the US vice president.