Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei promised on Friday that Iran would seek harsh revenge for his death.
Soleimani was killed on Friday in a U.S. drone strike
Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, was killed early on Friday in a US airstrike on his convoy at Baghdad airport.
Earlier in the day, Pentagon had confirmed that in an airstrike in Baghdad it had killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force.
“This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans,” the Pentagon said in a statement.