Iran AND Iraq Order all US residents to be out of Iran after the killing of Iran Commander at Baghdad

The U.S. carried out a strike that killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, leader of the Corps-Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, said Friday. The U.S. embassy in Baghdad has urged all citizens to leave Iraq immediately after the attack.
Tehran has threatened "crushing vengeance" for the shooting, saying the assassination will be double-motivated to retaliate against the U.S. and Israel.
Iran Top commander Killed


The attack also killed the vice leader of Iran-backed militias, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, identified as the Popular Mobilization Forces, or PMF, Iraqi officials said.
"In killing Qassem Soleimani, the U.S. military took decisive defensive action in the president's direction to protect U.S. citizens abroad," the Pentagon said in a statement. "This action was intended to dissuade future plans for Iranian attacks," he said.
"Soleimani has been actively developing plans to attack U.S. diplomats and service members in Iraq and across the world. General Soleimani and his Quds Force have been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of U.S. service members and the wounding of thousands more," read the Pentagon statement.
It's U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo posted a video of Iraqis reportedly "dancing for freedom in the street; grateful that General Soleimani is no longer" after the assassination.

Skip— Pompeo tweet Iraqis — Iraqis — dancing for independence on the street; luckily General Soleimani is no longer there. Pic.twitter.com / huFcae3ap4— Secretary Pompeo on January 3, 2020 (@SecPompeo)
The assassinations are a possible turning point in the Middle East and are likely to result in significant retribution from Iran and the powers it is supporting in the Middle East against Israel and American interests.
Soleimani is considered the main figure leading Iran's operations in the Middle East, and Israel has accused him for years of instigating terror in the region and held him responsible for killing.
According to Iraqi sources, the assassination took place during a decoy airstrike in which rockets were fired at Baghdad International Airport, while Soleimani and al-Muhandi were being monitored by American helicopters.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a senior Iraqi security official said al-Muhandis had arrived at the airport in a convoy to receive Soleimani whose aircraft had arrived either from Lebanon or Syria. The airstrike took place as soon as he got off the plane to be welcomed by al-Muhandis and his companions and killed them all.
After a New Year's Eve attack by Iran-backed militias on the US, the attack came in the midst of tensions with the US.
Soleiman announced dead after Us STRIKE

Iranian Supreme Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Friday that Soleimani's assassination would double the resistance strength against the U.S. and Israel, said state television.
"All enemies should know that the resistance campaign will start with a double motivation, and a definite victory awaits the warriors in the Holy War," Khamenei said in a television statement, calling for three days of national mourning."The martyrdom of Soleimani will make Iran more determined in opposing the expansionism of America and in preserving our Islamic values," Iranian President Hassan Rohani said Friday in a statement.
Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said "The unjust assassination of Soleimani will take a crushing revenge ... We will take revenge on all those involved and responsible for his assassination," according to state news agency IRNA.
"American terrorist forces ' cruelty and arrogance in assassinating Commander Soleimani ... will undoubtedly make the tree of resistance more prosperous in the region and the world," said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a statement.
Zarif also took to twitter earlier and said the assassination was "an extremely dangerous and foolish escalation. The U.S. bears responsibility for all the consequences of its rogue adventurism." Islamic Jihad issued a message mourning the death of Soleimani, saying that his assassination reflects U.S. crimes and continued support for Israel and the occupation.
Islamic Jihad official in Gaza Muhammad Alhandi also said: "The U.S. administration and President Trump prove to be working for Israel. They live in the illusion that this assassination and the removal of Soleimani are creating opportunities for strategic change for the benefit of the U.S., Israel and their allies in the region, but this will be an opportunity to change the aga trend and actions.
Deputy Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Abu Ahmed Fouad also said "Soleimani is a popular leader who did not leave the territories and helped the resistance movements in Palestine, Lebanon and Yemen," adding that "with his assassination, the United States opened the gates of hell."
Iran's Revolutionary Guards said "Islam Soleimani's Honored Supreme Commander was martyred in a U.S. helicopter attack," reported Iran's state media. 



Iran's top security agency will meet on Friday to investigate the "terrorist" attack that killed Soleimani, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted its spokesman as saying."In the next few hours, the Supreme National Security Council will hold an extraordinary meeting to investigate the criminal act of attacking Commander Soleimani's car in Baghdad, which led to his martyrdom," said spokesman Keyvan Khosravi.

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