Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020

Iran declares ‘extreme revenge’, oil price rise in world market

Iran declares 'extreme revenge'

Just two days ago, US President Donald Trump said he did not want to go to war with Iran. People from all over the world breathed a sigh of relief at such news. Iran has been saying for years, “America cannot be trusted.” What message did the world get through the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, the top Iranian military officer?

Qasim Sulaimani, the head of the ‘Quds Force’ of the Revolutionary Guard Corporation (IRGC), known as Iran’s Elite Force, was killed today (January 3th) on a visit to neighboring Iraq. He was regarded as the most powerful man after the country’s spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

According to a report published in the Tehran Times, Iran is furious over the killing of Suleimani in a US airstrike. The spiritual leader of the country calling him “martyr’ and declare Three days of mourning.

Declaration of revenge

In a condolence message, Khamenei said, “Extreme retaliation will be taken against criminals.” In the message, he also added, “The brave commander of the Revolutionary Guard, General Qasem Soleimani, was martyred this morning. after years of work at courage and devotion to the battlefield, he died.”

“Enemies should remember that the Islamic Republic will avenge the martyrdom of Iranian General Soleimani,” Khamenei added.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said, “Iran and other independent states in the region will take revenge on US” criminals.” He called on the Iranian nation and other countries to boost morale to prevent America.

The rise in oil prices

Oil prices have begun to rise as news of Suleimani’s death in the US attacks has spread. US news CNN said crude oil prices in the Asian market rose by about 5 percent to $ 5 a barrel at the beginning of the day. In the United States, oil prices have risen about 5 percent to $ 12 a cent. This is the highest oil price since last September, according to a media report.

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