6 Jan 2020

Crowds fill Tehran streets for Soleimani funeral

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Iranian state TV said millions turned out. And while that’s impossible to verify, it’s certainly true Tehran’s streets were packed with mourners for Qassem Soleimani today.

The body of Iran’s top general, assassinated by a US drone strike on Friday, has reached the holy city of Qom tonight before his burial tomorrow.

Iraq’s Prime Minister today called for America to pull out its troops.

The UK, France and Germany have called for de-escalation.