A red flag has been raised during a ceremony to honour Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani in a declaration they are ready for war.
Iranian state television aired the image from a mosque in the Shiite holy city of Qom, showing the flag flying above the minarets.
It is the first time in history that the red flag has been hoisted on top of the Jamkaran mosque in the Iranian city and comes after warnings of harsh retaliation against the US.
Mourners have been chanting at the funeral today in Baghdad of Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force (Picture: Reuters).
Today thousands of mourners chanted ‘death to America’ and ‘America is the great Satan’ during the funeral procession for Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq.
He is also blamed for attacks on US troops and American allies going back to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. »