Gen. Soleimani Funeral Attendance
The funeral of Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was held from 4 to 7 January 2020 in some cities in Iraq and Iran – including Baghdad, Karbala, Najaf, Ahvaz, Mashhad, Tehran, Qom, and his hometown Kerman. The funeral ceremony was described as "the largest in Iran since the funeral of Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini", founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in 1989.
Gen. Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike in Iraq on the orders of President Donald Trump.
Iranian State TV reported estimates of millions of mourners there. The mourners had Soleimani's photos in their hands, screamed "down with the USA" and "death to the USA".
And also following this huge incident, Iran has vowed "severe revenge" for the death of Soleimani and pulled back from the 2015 nuclear accord.
And then these photographs narrate the attendance mourners in the funeral ceremony for the Iranian Gen. and his comrades, at the Holy Prophet Boulevard (Called Boulvare-e-Payambar Aazam) in Qom, Iran.
Soleimani, 62, headed Iran's elite Quds Force and was tasked with protecting and boosting Iran's influence in the Middle East.